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Vasily Surikov: Taking a Snow Town   
creator QS:P170,Q110228
Vasily Surikov: Taking a Snow Town
Русский: Взятие снежного городка
English: Taking a Snow Town
Object type painting
English: The painting portrays an amusing game typically played on the last day of Shrovetide. A small town would be built from snow and ice. One group would guard the town while the other attacked.
Date 1891
date QS:P571,+1891-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 1,560 mm (61.4 ″); Width: 2,820 mm (111 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+1560U174789;P2049,+2820U174789
institution QS:P195,Q211043
Accession number
Ж-4235 (Russian Museum)
Source/Photographer Vasily Surikov
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03:34, 13 May 2005 Thumbnail for version as of 03:34, 13 May 2005 855 × 474 (56 KB) Fanghong Taking a snow fortress by Vasily Ivanovich Surikov {{Sovietpd}}
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