IUON, KONSTANTIN FEDOROVICH. 1875-1958.
Russkaya provintsiya. [Russian Provincial Life.] Moscow: Berendei, 1922.
Folio. 12 lithographs with title and contents pages. Original tan wrappers. Wrappers rebacked and soiled; some internal foxing.
RARE SERIES OF LITHOGRAPHS ON RUSSIAN PEASANT LIFE: ONE OF 250 COPIES. Among the artists Iuon studied with were Korovin and Serov and he later became a member of the Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) group. He was an Impressionist landscape painter who depicted Russia's glorious past. An unusually sensitive glimpse at a quiet way of life that would soon be threatened by the vast industrialization of Russia's Five Year Plan.