The tableau created in the latter period of the artist’s career was donated to the Tretyakov Gallery’s collection in 1968 by the family of E.G. Arendt, the widow of the well-known cardiologist А.А. Arendt, and back then it was called “The Christening of Prince Vladimir in Chersonesus.”
However, when a close examination was carried out, the authentic iconography of this monumental work was ascertained and interesting facts of its existence discovered. The painting that features a rare theme for Russian art was created among other commissions for the church of the Russian spiritual mission in China.
The exhibition will allow patrons to get acquainted with the research and restoration activities of the museum, will draw the attention of today’s sinologists and historians of Russian Orthodox missions abroad, because the painting stayed in China for a long time, and the circumstances of its comeback to Russia remain unknown so far.
December 30, 2017 (Saturday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors:
- The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov - until 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
- Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum - until 17.00 (last admission until 16.00).
January 1, 2018 (Monday) - exhibitions are closed for visiting.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov are open for visits from January 2 to 7, working hours as usual. January 8 - day off.
Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum are open for visits from January 3 to 7 as usual, on January 8 and 9 - day off.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
(with valid ID)