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By Pavel P. Svin'in,Marina Swoboda,William Whisenhunt

A Russian Paints the US offers the 1st whole English translation of Svin'in's attention-grabbing memoir. Thirty-one unique watercolours supplement his provocative perspectives on issues resembling slavery, faith, politics, and the nice arts. Introductory essays via Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt research Russian-American relatives, examine Svin'in's existence and specific function in Russian background, and set his paintings within the context of the style of picturesque trip - Svin'in truly didn't got down to produce a scholarly account of the U.S. yet a piece of literature, at a time whilst Russian literary language was once in its earliest levels of development.

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