2005. Item #16714
Chapochnikova, Natalia, and David Gourievitch. Nikolai Egorovitch Svertchkov: Le Peintre Russe du Cheval. Paris: Favre 2000. Revised and corrected ed. 173p, over 50 large ills. by Sverchkov (the English form of his name), most in color. Very good to fine hardcover in very good d.j. Corners lightly bumped from shipping. In French. ** The painter Sverchkov (1817-1898) specialized in equestrian subjects for the Russian aristocracy and royalty. Here are a wealth of Arabians, winter sleighing scenes, Thoroughbred racing, portraits of cavalry officers and ladies on horseback, hunting and stable scenes, etc. With a chronology of his life, and a catalogue of over 330 paintings (all are in Russia). A beautiful book, good for a gift. Large; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.