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Russie. Le Jeu du Gorodky, du Pristinky.
Russie. Le Jeu du Gorodky, du Pristinky.
Bramatti dis. e inc. Biasoli A.T.
[Milan, c.1826.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 180 x 325mm (7 x 13¾"), watermarked 'FAG', publisher's blind stamp in margin. Large margins.
Russians playing Grodki (literally 'little cities', an ancient game in which skittles arranged in different patterns are knocked over by a thrown bat) and Pristinky (a coin is bounced of a wall to land as close to the opponent's coin as possible). Peter the Great is known to have played Grodki. From Giulio Ferrario's 'Le Costume Ancien et Moderne...'.
[Ref: 37901]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Russie. Le Jeu du Svayky, du Babky.
Russie. Le Jeu du Svayky, du Babky.
Bramatti dis. e inc. Biasoli A.T.
[Milan, c.1826.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 180 x 325mm (7 x 13¾"), watermarked 'FAG', publisher's blind stamp in margin. Large margins.
Russians playing Svayky (trying to throw an iron spike so that it sticks in the ground within a ring) and Babky (a game illustrated on Etruscan vases, in which throwers attempt to knock over pairs of bones). From Giulio Ferrario's 'Le Costume Ancien et Moderne...'.
[Ref: 37902]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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