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The Life of Feodor Studit] - BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe)] - 1903. [1203773]
1903 7411 - Folio (37 x 23 cm). 95 ll. numbered in [Cyrillic numerals], including 19 full page watercolours, paper shelf label of ????????????? ?????, ??????????? ????? [International Books, antiquarian department] to lower pastedown. Contemporary brown calf on wooden boards, decorative floral ornaments in blind to boards and spine, red morocco label with title in blind to spine, red edges; lacking one clasp. Beautiful illuminated manuscript produced by one of the best scribes of the early XX century Russia; very fresh and in its original binding. The text, accompanied by 19 full page watercolours highlighted in gilt, presents the life of the Byzantine monk Feodor (759—826) known to have been one of the biggest authorities of asceticism in his time. The colophon lists not only the name of the creator of the manuscript, scribe Blinov, but also points to the original source of this text – a book dated 7096 as from the creation of the world [1588]. The manuscript has all the distinctive features of the work of the celebrated calligrapher Ivan Blinov (1872 - 1944): high quality paper; sophisticated calligraphy with the use of semi-uncial script; skillfully executed miniatures and leather binding over wooden boards in the style XVII century. Since his teenage years Blinov was engaged in copying illuminated manuscripts, taking works of the local Old Believers scribes as examples. With time he started to receive multiple commissions for manuscripts from the Nizhegorodskaya province wealthy peasants, as well as prominent collectors, who included Petr Alekseevich Ovchinnikov (1843-1912) and Grigoriy Matveevich Prianishnikov (1845-1915). It was one of Blinov's main patrons, collector Ovchinnikov, who addressed the young calligrapher with the following words: "You will become a celebrated scriptor and artist, this is the way they used to produce manuscripts for the tsars in the old days". When working on the commissions, Blinov thoroughly studied collections of the Historical museum and Tretyakovskaya gallery; library of the the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and multiple private collections. He also collaborated with such celebrated artists as V.M. Vasnetsov, B.V. Zvorykin, M.V. Nesterov, A.I. Savin and D.S. Stelletskiy. Nowadays Blinov's manuscripts can be found in the collections of Russian State and National libraries; State Historical museum and the Historical and Architectural museum of the Nizhegorodskaya province. ___________________________________________ ???????????? ?????? ???????????????? ?????????? ????? ??????????? ????? ?? ????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ?? ???? ? ?????? ? ?????????? ????????? ? ????????? ???? ??????? ????? ????????, ?????????????? 19 ???????????? ???????????, ????????? ????? ????????????? ?????? ??????? (759—826), ??????????????? ????? ????????????? ???????? ???????? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ???????? ????????? ? ????????, ?????? ????? ?????????? ???????, ??????????? ? ???????? ?????? – ????? ???????????? 7096 ????? ?? ?????????? ???? [1588]. ????? ??????????? ?????????? ? ?????????? ????? ??????? (1872 - 1944) ??????????? ? ?????? ?????????? ????? ???????????: ?????????????????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ??????????? ????? XVII ????, ??????? ??????????? ????????? ? ????????, ???????? ?? ????????? ????? ????? ? ???????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ????? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ???????????? ??????? ?????????? ????, ???????????? ?? ?????? ??????? ???????????-????????????? ?? ???????? ?????????? ????? ???????? ?????????????? ?????? ?? ???????????? ?????????? ???? ??? ??? ????????????? ????????-?????????????, ??? ? ??? ?????? ??????????????, ????? ??????? ????????? ????? ????? ??????????? ??????????? (1843–1912), ???????? ?????????? ???????????? (1845–1915), ??????? ?????????? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?????????? ???????, ?????????? ???????????, ??????????? ??????????? ?????, ?????????? ? ???????? ??????????: "?? ?????? ????????????? ????? ? ???????????, ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????". ??????? [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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