Russian Watercolor Study by Nikolai Gritsenko, 1890s
Russian Watercolor of the River Volga
Watercolor: 7 x 3 in. (18 x 8 cm)
Frame: 12 x 8 in. (30 x 20 cm)
A watercolor sketch from the collection of Rufina Davidovna Gunsadze-Nikolaevna of Moscow. This watercolor were given to her by a friend who was the granddaughter of Pavel Tetriakov, and whose mother had been married to the artist Gritsenko.
A former naval officer and marine artist, Nikolai Nikolaievich Gritsenko (1856-1900) formed part of the tsarevich Nicholas’ entourage during his Grand Tour to the Far East from 1890-91. He produced some 300 works on paper during this voyage, which began with a trip with the heir to the throne from Egypt to Japan.