An illuminated gramota
Russian, 20th century
of the exiled Bogatyr looking across the sea to the Moscow Kremlin, above text in old orthography between decorative panels; inviting Oli, Nika and Bebi Tabakovich to a concert in aid of the Russian Emigre Army Invalids, and signed by Sister Serafima[?] and General of Infantry N. Baratov., dated Saturday 3 March, 1924, further signed and dated in Cyrillic 'K.K. Kuznetsov 1924' (lower right), possibly for Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov (1895-1980)
pen, ink and watercolour
51.7 x 32.5cm (20 3/8 x 12 13/16in).