Kirovohrad Universal Research Library Olexander Ilyin's KUNSTKAMMER
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Attributed to M.Shibanov (?).
Portrait of Katherine II in the Costume 
of the Hetman of Ukraine.
 The late XVIIIth c.
Canvas, oil.

Portraits of a Young Military Man
1th half of the XIXth c. Canvas, oil.

A copy of "Madonna in the Arm-chair" by Raphael Santi. The XIXth c.
Canvas, oil.

Portret of Young Dame. 1st half of the XIXth c. Canvas, oil.

Head of a Woman. The XIXth c. Marble.

Buddha. The XIXth c.(?)
Bronze: casting, cbiselling, enamel.

Artist A.C. Covering for Gospel. 1st half of the XIXth c. Moscow.
Silver: cbiselling.

P.C.Faberge firm. Laddles. The early XXth c. St.Petersburg.
Silver: casting, cbiselling.

Fr.Kurti. Madonna with a Baby. The XVIIth c. Engraving.




  0.Ilyin gave preferense to those styles of art which tended to realistic and classical trends.

It is to the latter that two most valuable canvas belong: a copy of Raphael's "Madonna in the Arm-chair" painted by a highly-skilled artist of the end of the XIXth century (the original is in the Pitti Gallery in Florence) and a portrait of Katherine II. This picture is one of the most misterious in the collection. It is known, that a court artist M. Shibanov made to the impress' order several versions of her portrait in the costume of the Getman, absolutely similar to the portrait in Ilyin's collection. But on the back side of this picture, which is supposed to be painted in the XVIIIth century, there is a label saying that its author is another outstanding artist D.Levitsky.

Portrait of a Young Dame in White. 1st half of the XIXth c. Canvas, oil.

Among graphic sheets in Ilyin's collection are the Madonnas by P.Pontius and F. Kurti, a rare engraving "God's Motber Infading Blossom" printed in the end of' the XVIIIth c. in Venice. These works represent the solemn, decoratively intenceartoftbe XVIIth-XVIIIth centuries. The Inaugural Portrait (engraving) of Louis XVI seems to have concentrated in itself all whims of the ornamental Barocco.

I.Ravich. Cup. The early 
of the XVIIth c. Kyiv. 
Silver: casting, cbiselling, gilding.

So far it has not been clarified how llyin managed to obtain an unique silver cup created by Ivan Ravich. One of the best Ukrainian Barocco jewellers of the late XVIIth - the early XVIIIth centuries is known to have made such a cup for I. Mazepa, the Hetman of Ukraine. In case the label of the Master is the realone the question arises: who was this masterpiece created for? There is a circle on the cup with an "old tsarist" heraldic coronet at the top, and inside the circle there is a monogram"BC/ПЛ" (probably "BC/ПA"). Could this abbreviation stand for "The Great Monarch Peter Alexeevicb"? The positive answer to this question would confirm a version that this cup was designed to be presented (or was presented) to a Russian Tsar, Peter The Great.

S.Youfimov St.John. 1766.
Engraving after S.Vtorov



Scenes from Chinese history. The late XIXth - the early XXth c.
 (The Qing epoch).
Paper: print, water-color, Indian ink.

Portrait of a  Dame.
1th half of the XIXth c. Canvas, oil.

Crucifix, XIXth c.

Miniatures. The early XIX c.
Bone: water-colour.

Selen, Vackh's educator. A copy of the Roman original. 1904. Naples.
Bronze: casting, cbiselling.

P.Pontius. Madonna with a Baby and St.Ann. The middle of the XVIIth c.
Engraving after G.Segbers.

God's Mother "Infading Blossom". The XVIIth c. Venecia.

S.Nazarov. St.Mark. 1764. Engraving.

K.Zeiss. Microscopes. The XIXth c.


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