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Maker(s):Dobuzhinsky, Mstislav
Culture:Russian (1875 - 1957)
Title:Stage design for Boris Godunov; (IX), Untitled, The Palace of the Facets in the Kremlin
Date Made:1948
Materials:black chalk; ink; graphite; gouache on tan wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Denmark; Copenhagen
Measurements:Sheet: 8 7/8 in x 11 3/8 in; 22.5 cm x 28.9 cm; Image: 8 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 21 cm x 27.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2012.336
Credit Line:Gift of Polly Reynolds Allen, in memory of Irving Lewis Allen
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
The Palace of the Facets (Granovitaia Palata), in the Kremlin. A session of the Duma is in progress. The boyars are discussing what punishment should be meted out to the Pretender should he be caught.

In the Palace of the Facets a session of the boyars’ council is in progress. The assembled boyars discuss means of halting the pretender. Shuiskii enters and tells them about Boris’s hallucination; Boris makes his entrance soon after. The monk Pimen also appears, telling the story of the wonder-working murdered tsarevich Dmitrii. In the next scene Boris calls for his son and dies.

architecture; royalty; castles; interiors; windows; furniture

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