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  • Friends Enemies
    Moor, Dmitry, born 1883 - died 1946
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Friends Enemies

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Russia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moor, Dmitry, born 1883 - died 1946 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour line block

  • Museum number:

    E.382-1988

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 160

Physical description

General Description: A Russian satirical broadsheet showing friends and enemies of the peasant farmer. With a central image captioned "Sing, swallow, sing, soothe the peasant's heart " and text below explaining how the creatures shown either aid or hinder the farmer Lettered in Cyrillic script with the name of the designer, captions and text

A Russian satirical broadsheet showing friends and enemies of the peasant farmer. With a central image captioned "Sing, swallow, sing, soothe the peasant's heart " and text below explaining how the creatures shown either aid or hinder the farmer Lettered in Cyrillic script with the name of the designer, captions and text.

Place of Origin

Russia (made)

Date

ca. 1920-1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Moor, Dmitry, born 1883 - died 1946 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour line block

Marks and inscriptions

1. The weasel exterminates the field mouse
2. The tit exterminates the harmful insects
3. Ladybirds eat aphids
4. Common toad kills flies
5. The Starling kills the locust
6. Ichneumon fly kills the caterpillar
7. The owl kills rodents
8. The swallow kills harmful beetles
9. The bat kills butterflies and caterpillers
10. The rook destroys harmful insects
11. Mole cricket kills flies and insects in the earth
12. The skylark kills field slug
13. The Beetle kills ?larva
14. The Trier (machine for clearing the seeds)

1. The harvest mouse harms crops
2. The caterpillar of the [?] in the ground grinds? Corn of bread
3. Aphid destroys sprout of the apple tree, currant and others
4. The green-eyed spoils bread
5. Locust destroys crops
6. [?] destroys [reeds] bread
7. Rats truly destroy
8. Bread weevil destroys bread in barns
9. Cabbage white butterfly harms garden planting
10. Caterpillar destroys vegetables
11. Larva of Cave beetle destroys corn of bread
12. Field slug spoils garden planting
13. Larva of the Mayfly destroys corn plants
14. Priest and kylak are harmful to all peasant farms

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm size of sheet, Width: 52 cm size of sheet

Object history note

Of the 28 border images, 14 are friends, including a swallow, toad and gleaning machine, and 14 are enemies, including a rat, locust, priest and kulak. The central image shows several `bad' creatures gathered together, including the priest, with the peasant shaking his fist at them.

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