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150 th Anniversary of the Birth of V.M.Vasnetsov

150 th Anniversary of the Birth of V.M.Vasnetsov

150 th Anniversary of the Birth of V.M.Vasnetsov

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0025

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Date of issue: 14.05.1998
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the center the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ߻ (TWO RUBLES), at the bottom 1998, the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: to the right the portrait of V.M. Vasnetsov painted by the artist M.V.Nesterov, to the left a fragment of the Vasnetsovs painting Bogatyrs (warriors in ancient Russia), at the bottom a palette with paint- brushes, the inscription and dates in four lines: » (VICTOR VASNETSOV), 1848, 1926.

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.S. Kunats
St. Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 195 corrugations

Victor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov (03./15.05.184823.07.1926) Russian painter, member of the democratic group of the Russian school of realist painters of the second half of the XIXth century named Peredvizhniki, and the graphic artist as well. His most well known paintings are devoted to Russian history, popular bylinas (legends) and tales (After the Bloody Battle, Alyonushka, Bogatyrs). He also painted the frieze panel The Stone Age in the Moscow Historical Museum in 18831885 and made the design of the main facade of the Tretyakov Gallery in 1902. Vasnetsov acted as well as stagy painter and monumental painter (wall-paintings in the Vladimirsky Cathedral in Kiev in 18851896). In 1953 the Vasnetsov Museum was founded in his house in Moscow which had been built according to his own design.