The solemn entry of Alexander Nevsky into the city of Pskov after the victory he had won over the Germans

The artist is Ugryumov

Among other paintings, this work was written by order of Catherine II and donated the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg in 1794.

In the battle on the ice of Lake Peipsi with German knights, on April 15, 1242 (Ice Lature), Russian troops led by Alexander Nevsky won a complete victory.

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The state of safety before restoration:

The picture returned to the museum in 2010 after a 20-year stay in temporary storage in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. The main problem at the time of admission was that during the time of existence in the current temple, the entire surface was covered with a dense oily layer of dust and soot. The image in the picture was visible very poorly, the colors were not read. It was decided to flush painting to remove surface pollution. But in the process of working in a trial plot, it became clear that pollution and soot were so eaten into the varnish surface that painting is necessary not washing, but the removal of the upper layers of the varnish along with dirt and soot. The varnish in the picture lay unevenly, a much thicker layer in dark areas, which violated the unity of the author’s tonality.

Complex of the events:

The removal of layers of varnish and pollution was carried out in layers. Since during the period of existence the picture was repeatedly covered with varnish, there were also layers of soot, which prevented further work with varnish. It was necessary to alternate the work on the thorch of the varnish with the removal of persistent inter -lacquers. The colorful layer in the picture in separate areas is struck by sedding – small rigid beds, painting is also textured in places. Therefore, after removing the main layer of yellow varnish and layers of pollution, a complement of the remnants of the varnish on the relief of the beds and the texture of the painting was carried out. After the removal of all late layers, the picture was returned by the author’s flavor, she took a worthy place in a permanent exhibition in the halls of the museum.

Keeping a story. Restoration workshop of the Russian Museum – 100 years. SPb, 2022. With. 94-95.

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