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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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Maker(s):Vassiliev, Oleg Vladimirovich
Culture:Russian (1931-2013), active in America
Title:The House with the Mezzanine, No. 14
Date Made:1991
Materials:Lithograph on cream paper
Measurements:Sheet: 29 3/4 x 21 in.; 75.6 x 53.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2010.152
Credit Line:Gift of Joan Afferica, L. Clark Seelye Professor Emerita of History, Smith College

Label Text:
After declaring his love to Zhenia, the story’s protagonist is standing by the house: “a nice, naïve, old house which seemed to look at me with the windows of its mezzanine.” He is looking at the girl’s window, where “a bright light appeared, then a quiet green one—they had covered the lamp with a shade.” While the small window appears as glowing spot, the image’s green overall color evokes the soft light that emanates from the lampshade. In contrast to the version shown in print No. 8, this version of the house conveys a peaceful nightly atmosphere.
BJ 2013

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