Vladimir and Rogneda

Anton Losenko1770

The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Anton Losenko was elected to the Academy and appointed adjunct professor for this work in 1770. It was painted for a programme given to students of the Imperial Academy of Arts on 4 October 1769: “Consolidating his hold on Novgorod, Prince Vladimir commands Prince Rogvold of Polotsk to give him his daughter Rogneda in marriage; angered by Rogneda’s refusal, Vladimir gathers his forces, takes the capital of Polotsk by force, kills Rogvold and his two sons and forcibly marries the proud Rogneda.”

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  • Title: Vladimir and Rogneda
  • Date Created: 1770
  • Location Created: Russia
  • Physical Dimensions: w1775 x h2115 mm (Complete)
  • Painter: Anton Losenko
  • Original Title: Владимир и Рогнеда
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: The State Russian Museum, 1923, The State Russian Museum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas


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