100 Years of A.K. Savrasovs Death

100 Years of A.K. Savrasovs Death

100 Years of A.K. Savrasovs Death

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0020

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Date of issue: 30.09.1997
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 500/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 33,00(0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40(0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 1997 . (TWO RUBLES 1997), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: the portrait of A.K. Savrasov and a palette with paint-brushes against a background of a fragment of his picture The Rooks Have Come Back. Below to the left in two lines the dates 1830 and 1897, at the bottom the painters facsimile signature.

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.S. Kunats
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 195 corrugations

Aleksey Kondratiyevich Savrasov (1830-1897) Russian painter, member of the democratic group of the Russian school of realist painters of the second half of the XIXth century named Peredvizhniki, one of the fathers of the Russian realist landscape painting reproduced the poetic beauty of the Russian nature and significance of the daily urban and country life (The Rooks Have Come Back, The View of the Kremlin by Foul Weather, The Elk Island in Sokolniki).

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