Boys in and around the water from only a little while ago as time goes. Russian. Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky, artist. Living from 1868 to 1945, he studied art at various places, including the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg.

"Evening (The Angler)." 1925.
“Evening (The Angler).” 1925. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.russkije.lv/en/lib/read/nikolay-bogdanov-belsky.html
"Mid-day Fishing." No exact date.
“Mid-day Fishing.” No exact date. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mid-day-fishing-nikolay-bogdanov-belsky.html
"Swimming." No exact date.
“Swimming.” No exact date. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/nikolay-bogdanov-belsky/swimming
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Plates from Aleksandr Pushkin’s fairy tale “Conte de tsar Saltan et de son fils” (Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his son the glorious and mighty knight Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the fair Swan-Princess). Published in Paris in 1921 in a French translation. Éditions De La Sirène, publisher. Natalia Goncharova, illustrator.

Illustration.
Print from “Conte de tsar Saltan et de son fils.” 1921. Natalia Goncharova, illustrator. Image © Binoche et Giquello, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.binocheetgiquello.com/lot/7070/1354335
Cover.
Cover. 1921. Image rights © Natalia Goncharova. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Fair use license. via https://artsearch.nga.gov.au/detail.cfm?irn=41248
Illustration.
Illustration. 1921. Image © Natalia Goncharova. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Fair use license. via https://collection.mcnayart.org/objects/17204

 

Illustration from  "Conte de tsar Saltan et de son fils." 1921.
Illustration from “Conte de tsar Saltan et de son fils.” 1921. Natalia Goncharova, illustrator. ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. http://www.artnet.com/artists/natalia-goncharova/conte-de-tsar-saltan-et-de-son-fils-glorieux-et-KisiTj8rQbsMXYKyTJQiSg2

The National Gallery of Australia has all of the plates scanned though many I can’t enlarge enough to use here. But you can see them here if you like https://artsearch.nga.gov.au/detail.cfm?irn=41248

 

More plates from albums in the collections of the New York Public Library that mostly used to reside on Romanov bookshelves. Snatched up for you and I to see in the 1930’s.

"Krabiitsa." Number 43.
“Krabiitsa.” Number 43. From an old box kept in Count S.G. Stroganov’s palace. Chromolithograph. F. Dregera, lithographer. Published between 1849 and 1853 in Moscow by Tip. A. Semena. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Korsunsky chandelier in Novgorod Sophia Cathedral." Number 46.
“Korsunsky chandelier in Novgorod Sophia Cathedral.” Number 46. Chromolithograph. 1849-53. Fedor G. Solnt͡sev, artist.F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1300-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Tabernacle. Number 49.
Tabernacle. Number 49. 1849-53. Chromolithograph. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, artist. F. Dregera, lithographer. Published in Moscow by Tip. A. Semena. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1303-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Imperial Russian tableware to impress your future mother-in-law when she comes to lunch. One piece from the banquet service commissioned from Fedor Solntsev for the 1848 marriage of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich.

Master salt with an exterior decorated with a continuous scene of birds alighting on a lake against a setting sun.
Salt with an exterior decorated with a continuous scene of birds alighting on a lake against a setting sun that alternates with stylized flowerheads. Domed foot with stylized flowerheads against an iron red ground with cable border. 1899-1908. Made in Moscow. gilded silver and cloisonné enamel. Feodor Rückert, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/objets-dart-vertu/enamel-frames-objects/russian-imperial-silver-shaded-enamel-master-salt-birds-ruckert/id-j_54506/
Teapot. 1895.
Teapot. 1895. Made in Moscow. Silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel in a floral pattern. Ivan Saltykov, maker. Hallmarked Moscow. Cyrillic maker’s mark for Ivan Saltykov and 84 silver standard. Image courtesy Jackson’s Auction, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/11542320_32-russian-silver-gilt-and-enameled-tea-pot-saltykov
Spoon. 1899-1908.
Spoon. 1899-1908. Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel. Fabergé, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, probable workmaster. Struck K.Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 2(?)2873. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-faberge-and-icons-l13113/lot.508.html
Ice cup from the service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich
Ice cup from the service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich. 1848. Porcelain with paint, gilt, and underglaze blue, one side with the Duke’s cypher “VKKN” and on the other with the Imperial eagle, and strapwork geometric and foliate designs. Interior partially gilt. Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, Saint Petersburg, maker. Image © Northeast Auctions. Fair use license. via https://northeastauctions.com/product/russian-porcelain-ice-cup-from-the-service-of-grand-duke-konstantin-nikolaevich-the-imperial-porcelain-manufactory-st-petersburg-period-of-nicholas-i-1825-55-circa-1848/

Skies to lose your self in. Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842 to 1910). The earth part very nice too.

"Red Sunset on the Dnieper." 1905-1908.
“Red Sunset on the Dnieper.” 1905-1908. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436833
"After a thunderstorm." 1879.
“After a thunderstorm.” 1879. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kuindzhi_After_thunderstorm_1879_Sumy.jpg
"Sunset in the Desert." 1900.
“Sunset in the Desert.” 1900. Oil on canvas. In the public domain due to age. via https://arthive.com/arkhipkuindzhi/works/32645~Sunset_in_the_desert.
"Der Elbrus, Mondnacht." 1890-95.
“Der Elbrus, Mondnacht.” 1890-95. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archip_Iwanowitsch_Kuindshi_002.jpg

Wandering around amongst the trees somewhere deep in an ancient forest. Russian. Ivan Shishkin, landscape painter (1832-1898). Closely associated with the Peredvizhniki movement.

"Morning in a Pine Forest." 1886.
“Morning in a Pine Forest.” 1886. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Utro_v_sosnovom_lesu.jpg
"Promenading in the Forest." 1869.
“Promenading in the Forest.” 1869. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.freeart.com/gallery/s/shishkin/shishkin6.html
"Forest Cemetery." 19th c.
“Forest Cemetery.” 19th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://painting-planet.com/forest-cemetery-by-ivan-shishkin/
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“Wood in the Evening.” 1869. Image © Dan Harlow 2012-2019. Artwork itself in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://slowlander.com/2014/08/08/wood-in-the-evening-1869-ivan-shishkin/

A Russia that isn’t coming back. Plates from albums that were mostly in Romanov palace libraries, and sold abroad in the 1930’s by the new regime. All of these images from the New York Public Library.

"A Present from Rival Sweden." 19th c.
“A Present from Rival Sweden,” from Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev’s “Drevnosti rossiiskago gosudarstva” [Antiquities of the Russian State] ca. 1849-1875. Collection of the Slavic and Baltic Division, New York Public Library. Image © 2003-2004 The New York Public Library. Fair use license. via http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/russia/history2/full9.html
"Obrazok i krest." Plate 22.1849-1853.
“Obrazok i krest.” Plate 22. 1849-1853. Chromolithograph. Attributed to Dimitri Samozvants. F. Dreger, lithographer. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, author. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-131f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Zolotoe kadilo, sdelannoe po poveleniiu tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha." (Golden incense censer of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich).
“Zolotoe kadilo, sdelannoe po poveleniiu tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha” (Golden incense censer of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich). Nakhod. In the Arkhangelsk Cathedral of Moscow. 1849-1853. Chromolithograph. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, artist. F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12f8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Tsarskaia miropomazannitsa." Plate 42.
“Tsarskaia miropomazannitsa.” Plate 42. 1849-53. Chromolithograph. F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99