30 January 2014

"Bogatyrs"

"Bogatyrs" (1898) / Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) / The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
"Vägilased" (1898) / Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) / Tretjakovi Galerii, Moskva.
"Богатыри" (1881-1898) / Виктор Васнецов (1848-1926) / Государственная Третьяковская галерея.

Postcard, 1956.
My collection.

* A bogatyr is a stock character in medieval East Slavic legends (byliny), akin to a Western European knight-errant. Three of the most famous bogatyrs, Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich, are represented together in Victor Vasnetsov's 1898 painting "Bogatyrs". - Wikipedia.

* Maalil on kujutatud Vene bõliinade kangelased, muistsed vägimehed Dobrõnja Nikititš, Ilja Muromets ja Aljoša Popovitš.

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