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Maker(s):Dobuzhinsky, Mstislav
Culture:Russian (1875 - 1957)
Title:Stage design for Boris Godunov; (II) The Coronation
Date Made:1947
Materials:black chalk; ink; graphite; gouache on tan wove paper mounted on paper
Place Made:Europe; Denmark; Copenhagen
Measurements:Mount: 14 7/8 in x 16 7/8 in; 37.8 cm x 42.9 cm; Sheet: 8 3/4 in x 11 1/8 in; 22.2 cm x 28.3 cm; Image: 8 in x 10 1/2 in; 20.3 cm x 26.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2012.330
Credit Line:Gift of Polly Reynolds Allen, in memory of Irving Lewis Allen
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

opera; stage design; church interior; coronation, Tsar

Label Text:
Boris is crowned in the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin, the traditional coronation cathedral of all Russian tsars since Ivan IV's (the Terrible) coronation in 1547. Dobuzhinskii illustrates the moment when Boris steps out on the porch after the ceremony and expresses both his humility and his hope to be a good and just ruler.

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