Bogoliubov brought back hundreds of drawings and studies from his two Volga expeditions, during which time he saw several Orthodox processions. Procession in Yaroslavl (fig.1), a small work depicting a solemn procession by the 17th century church of Elijah the Prophet, is from this period. A similar view of ancient Yaroslavl with its church domes is depicted in the background of the present work.
In a letter dated 23rd January 1866, Bogoliubov requests permission from Fedor Bruni, rector of the Imperial Academy of Arts, to send his paintings directly to Paris for the Exposition Universelle of 1867, without first exhibiting them at the Academy’s exhibition. The list of works belonging to private individuals includes the painting View of Yaroslavl. Matins for a Holy Christian Celebration on the Banks of the Volga. Night-Time with the City Illuminated by Firelight During the Church Procession (249 by 189cm with frame). The offered lot is probably a smaller version of this painting, the subject of which so captivated Bogoliubov.
We are grateful to Lyudmila Pashkova of the Radishchev State Museum of Fine Arts for providing this catalogue note.
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