7. 19th Century
The Museum of the Russian icon is also dedicated a large part of its exhibition to the art of renowned iconographic centers of the 19th – early 20th centuries; many icons in this part of the collection retain the author’s signature and the date of their creation. Among these icons one can find wonderful samples of the so-called ‘Romanov Paintings’ – the artistic tradition, shaped in the Old Believer center of Romanov-Borisoglebsk (in the Yaroslavl region); the magnificent icons from the Urals, especially from Nevyansk, where Russian iconography of the late 19th century underwent a period of flourishing; a significant collection of artwork from the most famous centers of Russian iconography of the 19th century – Palekh and Mstyora, which can be seen as one of the most significant phenomena in the history of Russian art in the New Age. Several icons in the collection were done by the greatest masters of Mstyora – I.S. Chirikov, M.I. Dikarev, V.P. Guryanov, E.I. Bryagin, A.I. Tsepkov.