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PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA

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PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA

Made by: Adolph Charlemagne

Currently in storage


About this object

Image depicts the procession during the Palm Sunday Ceremony in seventeenth-century Moscow, specifically the moment when they are moving from the Place of Proclamations (Lobnoe mesto), adjacent to St. Basil's on Red Square. The unidentified Tsar, wearing the Crown of Monomakh, can be seen in the center foreground. He and other members of the court hold pussy willow branches. To the left is the Patriarch of Moscow, riding on a donkey and making the sign of blessing. They are surrounded by people bowing to the Tsar, the Patriarch and members of the Court.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA
Made from:
Gouache and pencil on paper
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1862
Size:
46.2 × 30.3 cm (18 3/16 × 11 15/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
52.6
Class:
WATERCOLOR
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE A. Charlemagne 1862 lower bottom edge inscription According to a 1989 note in the paper file, there is what appears to be a Russian inventory mark (N8838 K/ch) and several illegible words. Needs to be checked again.)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973