Not currently on display at the V&A

Boris Christoff as Boris Godunov in Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky. Painting by Leonard Boden (1911-1999)

1965 (painted)

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Painting entitled "Boris Christoff as Boris Godunov in Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky" by Leonard Boden, 1965.
  • Height: 139.8cm
  • Width: 120.8cm
Gallery Label
Boris Christoff in the opera Boris Godunov 1965 Boris Christoff (1914-1993) first sung the title-role of the opera Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1958. He subsequently appeared there in seven revivals up to 1979, including one in 1965 during which this painting was undertaken. The artist Leonard Boden trained at the Glasgow School of Art and his paintings include 10 portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and one of Pope Pius XII. Opera by Modest Mussorgsky, 1874, revised by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1908 Royal Opera House, London Oil on canvas By Leonard Boden (1911-99) Given by the sitter Museum no. S.306-1979 (17/12/2014)
Credit line
Given by the sitter
Subjects depicted
Literary Reference<i>Boris Godunov</i>
Bibliographic Reference
Ashton, Geoffrey. Catalogue of Paintings at the Theatre Museum, London. ed. James Fowler, London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992. 224p. ill. ISBN 1851771026
Accession Number

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdNovember 13, 2003
Record URL