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NIKOLAI KUTEPOV, RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HUNTING, 1902
Kutepov, Nikolai Ivanovich (Russian 1851-1907), author and Samokish, Nikolai Semenovich (Russian 1860-1944), designer
TSARSKAYA I IMPERATORSKAYA OKHOTA NA RUSI. KONETS XVII I XVIII VEK [Royal and Imperial Hunting in Russia. End of the XVII and the XVIII Centuries], (St. Peterburg: Ekspeditsiya Zagotovleniya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag, 1902), Volume 3 of 4, second edition of 500, 23 plates. 4to (360 x 263 mm), original pictorial cloth binding, gilted edges on three sides. 284 pp. Text in Russian. Abundantly illustrated throughout with colored and plain illustrations, some mounted, some heightened with gold, after Vasnetsov, Lebedev, Repin, Riabushkin, Roubaud, Samokish.
The four volumes of N.I. KutepovÕs Tsarskaya (Imperatorskaya) Okhota Na Rusi are the finest examples of Russian book art of the late XIX - early XX century. The historical work, written by N.I. Kutepov, covers the nine centuries of Russian history, from the first princes of Ancient Rus to the reign of Emperor Alexander II. It not only narrates the history of hunting in Russia, but also introduces to the life of Russian monarchs, their mores, customs and hobbies. The book contains a surprisingly rich historical material on the development of court hunting. For the edition of Tsarskaya (Imperatorskaya) Okhota Na Rusi N.I. Kutepov brought together a magnificent team of artists. The book includes works by the best Russian masters of painting and graphics, such as A. Benois, E. Lansere, I. Repin, F. Rubo, N. Samokish, V. Serov, V. Surikov, L. Pasternak, A. Ryabushkin, A. and V. Vasnetsov and many others.