Collection of graphic arts

The collection of graphic arts contains more than 500 exhibits at present. These are Kirillov town plans of the 18th-19th centuries, its dwelling and religious buildings, graphical depictions of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, Old Believer’s cheap popular print of three types: painted or hand-made, engravings coloured by hand and chromolithographs; graphic sheets of the Vologda artists G.N. and N.V. Burmaginy, V.A. Vetrogonskiy, V.A. Sergeev, D. Tutudzhan, A.F.Pozdnyakov.

The engraving created by M.N. Nechoroschevskiy in 1742 is of special interest among the graphical presentations of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery dating back to the 18th-19th centuries. The architectural ensemble of the monastery in the late 17th – early 18th century is depicted there. Some of the monuments represented on the engraving have not come down to us, the original look of the others has been greatly altered during centuries. 

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