Stasov and the Legacy of Zwenigorodskoi’s Catalog and Collection

Stasov and the Legacy of Zwenigorodskoi’s Catalog and Collection

So admired was the 1892 catalog of the Zwenigorodskoi collection that, in 1898, Vladimir Vasil’evich Stasov (1824–1906), director of the art department at the Imperial Public Library, published a book that celebrated the book and its reception in Europe and Russia. Stasov was an art historian, a member of the Russian Archaeological Society, and an advocate for Russian arts at home and abroad. His book reprinted statements that Zwenigorodskoi made about his own collection and catalog, letters that recipients of the catalog wrote in admiration of the work, and reviews of the catalog. Stasov also exhibited pieces of the catalog in the Imperial Public Library; illustrations of the display case are included in the book. In 1937, Eugene Golomshtok reported that the display was still one of the library’s “chief exhibits.”

 
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