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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch for a tile with a stylised image of a cornflower. Early 1
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch for a tile with a stylised image of a cornflower
Early 1890s

Sheet 13. Ink, watercolour on paper

8.5 × 8.5 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketches of lion masks. About 1891
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketches of lion masks
About 1891

Pencil, watercolour on paper

14.5 × 8 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch for a stove tile (detail of the cornice). Early 1890s
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch for a stove tile (detail of the cornice)
Early 1890s

Sheet 33

Ink, watercolour on paper

5.5 × 4.5 cm. (The image is cut out along the outline and glued to a thick paper sheet 8.5 × 9 cm)

© Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts Museum

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch of a tile with four round flower buds in the corners. Ear
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch of a tile with four round flower buds in the corners
Early 1890s

Sheet 31

Ink, watercolour on paper

7.5 × 7 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch for a tile with an image of a peacock. Early 1890s
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch for a tile with an image of a peacock
Early 1890s

Pencil, watercolour on paper

10.5 × 10.8 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Primavera. 1897
Vrubel Mikhail
Primavera
1897

Watercolour, charcoal and lead pencil on paper

96.4 × 50.9 cm

Russian Museum

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch for a tile decorated with a cornflower. Early 1890s
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch for a tile decorated with a cornflower
Early 1890s

Sheet 23

Ink, watercolour on paper

4.8 × 5 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch for a tile decorated with a cornflower. Early 1890s
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch for a tile decorated with a cornflower
Early 1890s

Sheet 30

Pencil and watercolour on paper

4.9 × 5.1 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Graveside Lamentation. 1887
Vrubel Mikhail
Graveside Lamentation
1887

Sketch of unrealised murals for St. Volodymir’s Cathedral in Kyiv (4th version)

Watercolour, lead pencil on paper

18 × 29.8 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Self-Portrait. Late 1904 – early 1905
Vrubel Mikhail
Self-Portrait
Late 1904 – early 1905

Charcoal, pencil on paper

25.3 × 17.4 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. White Azalea. 1886–1888
Vrubel Mikhail
White Azalea
1886–1888

Watercolour, charcoal and lead pencil on paper

29 × 22 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine. Previously kept in E. Bunge collection, Kyiv

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Vrubel Mikhail. Flowers. 1884
Vrubel Mikhail
Flowers
1884

Pencil on paper

11.7 × 18.8 cm

© Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

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Vrubel Mikhail. Flowers. Late 1904 – early 1905
Vrubel Mikhail
Flowers
Late 1904 – early 1905

Watercolour, lead pencil on paper

25.3 × 17.4 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Leaves
Vrubel Mikhail
Leaves

Sheet 3 from the “Album. 1884-1885”

Lead pencil on paper

9 × 13.2 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Male and Female Figures. Sketches
Vrubel Mikhail
Male and Female Figures. Sketches

Sheet 37 from the “Album. 1884-1885”

Lead pencil on blue paper

13.2 × 9 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Demon (Seated)
Vrubel Mikhail
Demon (Seated)

Sketch for the eponymous painting (1890, Tretyakov Gallery)

Watercolour, whitewash, lead pencil on paper

17 × 27 cm

Tretyakov Gallery

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Vrubel Mikhail. Red Azalea. Azalea Flower. Sketch. 1886-1888
Vrubel Mikhail
Red Azalea. Azalea Flower. Sketch
1886–1888

Watercolour, lead pencil on paper

24 × 15.8 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Fantastic Landscape. 1890s
Vrubel Mikhail
Fantastic Landscape
1890s

Sheet from a notepad

Watercolour, whitewash, lead pencil on paper

11.3 × 16.7 cm

Tretyakov Gallery

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Vrubel Mikhail. Shell. 1905
Vrubel Mikhail
Shell
1905

From the “Shells” sketch series. Late 1904– early 1905

Coloured chalks, lead and Italian pencils, charcoal, black pastel, sanguine on paper

42.4 × 34.2 cm (reverse)

Russian Museum

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Vrubel Mikhail. Resurrection. Triptych with two angelic figures above sleeping w
Vrubel Mikhail
Resurrection. Triptych with two angelic figures above sleeping warriors
1887

Sketch of an unrealised mural for St. Volodymir’s Cathedral in Kyiv

Watercolour, lead pencil on paper

31.6 × 43 cm (without frame)

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Head of the Mother of God. Ornamental plant motif. 1884
Vrubel Mikhail
Head of the Mother of God. Ornamental plant motif
1884

Sketch for the icon “Mother of God with Child” for the iconostasis of St. Cyrill’s Church, Kyiv

Watercolour, gouache, lead pencil and varnish on white, grey, and yellow paper on canvas with a stretcher

57 × 48 cm

Sheet comprised of nine parts

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Petunias in a Glass. 1886-1887
Vrubel Mikhail
Petunias in a Glass
1886-1887

Watercolour, varnish on paper

24.8 × 16.9 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Heliotropes and Forget-Me-Nots. 1887
Vrubel Mikhail
Heliotropes and Forget-Me-Nots
1887

Motif for a fan

Watercolour, whitewash and varnish on white satin mounted on cardboard

45.8 × 65 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Sketch for the ornamental design of St. Volodymir’s Cathedral in
Vrubel Mikhail
Sketch for the ornamental design of St. Volodymir’s Cathedral in Kyiv
1888-1889

Watercolour on paper and cardboard

Image: 24.4 × 8.2 cm;
sheet: 24.8 × 8.4 cm

© Abramtsevo State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve

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Vrubel Mikhail. Detail of an ornamental motif for the murals of St. Volodymir’s
Vrubel Mikhail
Detail of an ornamental motif for the murals of St. Volodymir’s Cathedral (Kyiv)

It was published in the journal “Iskusstvo i Khudozhestvennaya Promyishlennost” (1898, No. 3).

Vladimir Stasov mistakenly attributed this ornamentation to Viktor Vasnetsov and offered high praise of the stylistic intuition it represented; at the same time, the critic wrote in exclusively disparaging terms of Mikhail Vrubel. Both artists demanded a correction.

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Vrubel Mikhail. Detail of an ornamental motif for the murals of St. Volodymir’s
Vrubel Mikhail
Detail of an ornamental motif for the murals of St. Volodymir’s Cathedral (Kyiv)

was published in the journal “Iskusstvo i Khudozhestvennaya Promyishlennost” (1898, No. 3).

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Vrubel Mikhail. Bouquet of Flowers in a Narrow Vase. Palette
Vrubel Mikhail
Bouquet of Flowers in a Narrow Vase. Palette

On the reverse side of the page with a sketch for “Female Head (E.L. Prakhova)”. 1884

Lead pencil, watercolour on paper

45 × 39 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. White Peonies and Other Flowers. 1893
Vrubel Mikhail
White Peonies and Other Flowers
1893

Watercolour, lead pencil on paper

15.6 × 21.8 cm (The image is delineated on the left and right edges)

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Flowers in a Blue Vase. 1886–1887
Vrubel Mikhail
Flowers in a Blue Vase
1886–1887

Watercolour, varnish on paper

16.3 × 24.5 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Bouquet of Flowers. 1904
Vrubel Mikhail
Bouquet of Flowers
1904

Front and reverse side of the page

Watercolour, charcoal and lead pencil on paper

32.8 × 41.3 cm

Russian Museum

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Vrubel Mikhail. Palette. 1885
Vrubel Mikhail
Palette
1885

Watercolour on paper. 18.7 × 11.7 cm

A page from the “Venice Album”

Seventeen pages from the album have survived indepen­dently, 11 remain bound together, eight of which are blank.

Previously, the wholealbum was kept in A. Prakhov family collection, Kyiv

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Rose. Sketches. Trying out a brush. 1885
Vrubel Mikhail
Rose. Sketches. Trying out a brush
1885

Watercolour, whitewash on paper

25.6 × 22 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Outline of the Seashore at Big Fountain in Odessa
Vrubel Mikhail
Outline of the Seashore at Big Fountain in Odessa

Sheet 25 from “Album. 1884-1885”

Lead pencil on blue paper

13.2 × 9 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Outlines. Sketch
Vrubel Mikhail
Outlines. Sketch

Sheet 36 from “Album. 1884-1885”

Lead pencil on paper

9 × 13.2 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Two Gondolas at a Berth. View from Vrubel’s Studio in Venice
Vrubel Mikhail
Two Gondolas at a Berth. View from Vrubel’s Studio in Venice
1885

Lead pencil on paper mounted on paper

Image: 14 × 8.3 cm;
sheet: 17 × 11.8 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Architectural motif (Byzantine columns). 1885
Vrubel Mikhail
Architectural motif (Byzantine columns)
1885

Lead pencil on paper

18.7 × 11.7 cm. Filigree paper

A page from the “Venice Album”

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Ornament. 1895-1896
Vrubel Mikhail
Ornament
1895-1896

Black watercolour, lead pencil on paper

12.3 × 12.3 cm (in the circle traced by the frame)

Russian Museum

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Vrubel Mikhail. General View of Vrubel’s Studio in Venice. 1885
Vrubel Mikhail
General View of Vrubel’s Studio in Venice
1885

Lead pencil on paper

8 × 14.4 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. At Vrubel’s Studio in Venice. 1885
Vrubel Mikhail
At Vrubel’s Studio in Venice
1885

Lead pencil on paper

11.7 × 18.6 cm

A page from the “Venice Album”

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Overcoat on a Chair. 1904
Vrubel Mikhail
Overcoat on a Chair
1904

Lead pencil on paper

23.2 × 33 cm

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Vrubel Mikhail. Table-Glass. 1904
Vrubel Mikhail
Table-Glass
1904

Lead pencil on paper

25.1 × 17.4 cm

Russian Museum

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Vrubel Mikhail. Portrait of E.L. Prakhova (During Her Illness). 1885-1886
Vrubel Mikhail
Portrait of E.L. Prakhova (During Her Illness)
1885-1886

Lead pencil on paper

27.7 × 20.3 cm

Sheet from an album

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Portrait of Savva Mamontov. 1891-1892
Vrubel Mikhail
Portrait of Savva Mamontov
1891-1892

Lead pencil on paper

18.6 × 11.5 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Antique Persian Carpet. 1886
Vrubel Mikhail
Antique Persian Carpet
1886

Watercolour, lead pencil on paper

12.6 × 9 cm

Sheet from an album

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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Vrubel Mikhail. Model in Renaissance Surroundings. 1883
Vrubel Mikhail
Model in Renaissance Surroundings
1883

Watercolour, whitewash, varnish on paper mounted on cardboard

36 × 24.8 cm

© Kyiv Art Gallery National Museum, Ukraine

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