View of the Trinity Monastery and Assumption Cathedral in Sergievo, Russia

Ralph Sylvester Bartlett, American, 1868 - 1960

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September 1930

Gelatin silver print

Sheet: 3 7/8 × 5 5/8 in. (9.8 × 14.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ralph Sylvester Bartlett, Class of 1889

PH.2004.24.111

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Photograph

Classification

Photograph

Not on view

Inscription

View of the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, Sergievo, Russia, one of the most important architectural and historical monuments of medieval Russia, founded in 1340 and endowed with tremendous riches. The photograph shows four domes of the five domed Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral, built in the 16th century and containing the tomb of Boris Godunoff. Left of this is the18th century belfry of the Monastery, one of the most remarkable in Russia, in front of which is the upper structure of the Troitsky ( Trinity) Cathedral, begun in 1427, and containing a collection of ecclesiastical metal work, textiles and ikons.

Provenance

Ralph Sylvester Bartlett (1868-1960, Class of 1889), Boston, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 1959; catalogued, 2004.

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