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- Jean-Pierre Moynet
- Village on the Volga
- signed and dated 1866 l.r.; further numbered 1365 on the reverse
- oil on canvas
- 85.3 by 135.3cm, 34 3/4 by 53in.
In 1858, Jean-Pierre Moynet accompanied Alexandre Dumas on a trip to Russia and the Caucasus. He painted the present work depicting a peaceful rural community on the Volga upon his return to France the following year. It is based on a drawing, which has been published in an account of Dumas’ travels (Voyage en Russie, Edito-Service, 1970, p.11). The same drawing is also published in a book by Moynet (Cahiers Alexandre Dumas, no.33, Encrage, 2007, p.73).