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Item #0000101489

The Snow Queen (2008)

from Fedoskino by M. Khasanova
4.75" x 3.75" x 1.00"(12.07 x 9.53 x 2.54 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 995.00
Internet Price: $ 895.00
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The image of the Snow Queen looms over the boy Kai, in this drawing inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name. He sits on her hand which magically extends from the earth and appears to have icicles hanging from it. She will be taking him away for awhile, and only the innocent love of Gerda will save him. The artist, M. Khasanova, paints a lovely scene, and the face of the Snow Queen is particularly drawn well. You can see the snowflakes, which she rules over, falling from her ear. The quaint village, the two horse sleigh and a slice of a wintry landscape also all help to accentuate the frigid atmosphere. Both the top and bottom of the box have a base color of blues and whites, though the bottom is slightly darker. There is also a gold line ornament there, as well. The box lies flat and has a hinge at the left. It is made out of high quality papier mache. Signed at the bottom of the composition with the name of the artist, village, title and year.

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