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The Cabak, a Tavern outside of Moscow
  • The Cabak, a Tavern outside of Moscow

    TitleThe Cabak, a Tavern outside of Moscow
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 97 x 146 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 129 x 178 x 12 cm
  • DatingSigned 1767
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, French, born 1734, dead 1781
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 6727
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1981
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1603 18th century
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Jean-Baptiste Le Prince travelled to Russia in 1756. There he painted picturesque rural subjects, among other things. The costumes worn by the guests at the inn are typical of different ethnic groups, such as Tartars, Russians, Cossacks, Finns, Turks and Georgians. He also used sketches he had made in Russia as the basis for paintings after his return to Paris in 1763. This painting was shown at the 1769 Paris Salon.