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Title: Eugene Onegin
Artist: Knyazev Sergey
Size: 27x20x5
Size (inches): 10.5x8x2
Price: $7500 $5500

This adorable Fedoskino box is an original master work of Sergey Knyazev! The work is called "Eugene Onegin".
The theme of this composition is the world-famous love story "Eugene Onegin" written by the renowned Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin. The plot of this story is romantic on the one hand, and tragic on the other hand. The man of fashion Eugene Onegin, getting tired with high society and noisy balls, departs to a small village. There he becomes acquainted with two young sisters, Tatyana and Olga, and the young poet Lensky who is the suitor of Olga. Tatyana passionately loves Onegin and makes a declaration of her love, but Onegin doesn't take her feeling seriously and refuses her. Tatyana suffers and can't forget Onegin. Once at a party arranged in honor of Tatiana's name day Onegin flirts with Olga arousing jealousy of her suitor Lensky. In a fit of anger Lenski challenges Onegin to a duel. Onegin kills Lenski and disappears from Tatyana's life, and appears again when Tatyana is the woman of fashion and the wife of a rich general. Now Onegin passionately loves Tatyana and suffers from this love.
This box shows the moment when Tatiana came in St.Petersburg after the unrequited love and now she is a married woman.The artist has painted writer/poet Pushkin walking on a bridge with the Gold Lions in the middle of the composition. On the background of the composition we can see the Savior on the Blood Cathedral (the Major Cathedral of St.Petersburg).
Dark tones of oils suitable for depiction of the chosen theme predominate here. Pieces of mother-of-pearl that have bright pink, lilac, blue and yellow undertones shine through the wings of the swan. The box's sides are decorated with the ships on Neva river(major river of St.Petersburg).
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Mixture of silver and gray lacquer has painted the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino and the title on the interiror of the lid of the box.

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