Lot 53

IVANOV, V. and BUROVA, O. There Is No Force Capable of Enslaving Us (K. Minin), 1942

Net takoy sily kotoraya porabotila by nas (K. Minin) - Pust' vdokhnovlyayet nas v etoy bor'be muzhestvenny obraz nashikh velikikh predkov! [There Is No Force Capable of Enslaving Us (K. Minin)], a poster by Viktor Ivanov (1909-1968, Meritorious Art Worker of the Russian Federation) and Olga Burova (1911-?). Published by Iskusstvo, Moscow-Leningrad, 1942. 87 x 57.5 cm.

Yet another poster from the Let the Brave Images of Our Ancestors Inspire Us in This Battle series, bringing up the story of Kuzma Minin. A prototypical Russian patriot, Minin led an unremarkable life as a Novgorod trader until the Polish invasion of 1611 prompted him to organize the People's Militia that eventually expelled the enemy army from Moscow. For additional information about the artists, see lots 50 and 51.

Opening Price: $800

Estimate: $800-$1200

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