Summer in Snegourotchka (The Snow Maiden)

Maker and role
Artist: Natalia Gontcharova, Russian, 1881-1962
ca. 1922
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Object detail

Oil on canvas
91 1/4 x 39 1/2in (231.8 x 100.3cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
Object type
Theatre production
Opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Further information
Conductor Sergei Koussevitzky commissioned Natalia Gontcharova to paint four panels depicting each of the seasons as people. The woman depicted in Summer wears a pale pink dress and walks barefoot through a blooming forest. Flowers are beneath her feet, embroidered on her garments, and woven throughout her hair and veil.
Architectural Digest; Jul/Aug 1977, p. 42, 93-94
Signature & date
signed, l.l.: N. Gontcharova
Subject period
Docent information sheet
V:\Object Documentation\Theatre Arts\TL1998.203 Gontcharova\Architectural Digest 1977.pdf


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