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Easter Procession

Vasily Perov, 1865
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow



Samuel Cross notes that Russian authorities considered Perov’s Easter Procession threatening:

“Even before a study-detail to Paris in 1863, he had painted several canvases showing his gift for satire, particularly the celebrated Village Easter Procession, of which the reproduction was forbidden by the imperial authorities till 1905.”

Samuel H. Cross, “Nineteenth Century Russian Painting,” American Slavic and East European Review, vol. 4, no. 3-4 (December 1945): 42.


Similar Subjects by Other Artists 

Gustave Brion, Peasants Decorating a Wayside Shrine, 1864. Watercolor (The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)  

About the Artist

Born: Tobolsk, 2 January 1834
Died: Kuz’minki (now part of Moscow), 10 June 1882
Nationality: Russian