Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart Nesting Dolls
available exclusively at Russian Treasure store.
Model - [LancelotDoll]
Number of dolls: 8
Artist: Titenko T.
We all love from our childhood all these stories about beautiful princesses and brave knights. This exquisite Matryoshka set features the most magical and romantic episodes for your enjoyment. The unique Matryoshka dolls will make a great collector’s piece or gift for the Art lover!
An Old French poem “Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart”, written long time ago by famous poet Chrétien de Troyes, still touches hearts of millions romantic people.
These wonderful decorative Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls depict one of the most popular legends about knights – story about Lancelot, "fin’ amours" (i.e. “ideal lover that desperately loves only one woman throughout all his life - Guinevere”).
The fairy Babushka dolls set features different scenes from Lancelot’s life. Here we can see the scenes of Lancelot’s childhood. Lancelot was bought up by a beautiful fairy. In XII century they believed that fairies embody magical power of woman’s love and rights that lady has towards her beloved man. You can see a lot of elves and magical forest fairies that went along Lancelot’s life. This set of Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls is a prime example of the Russian art of ornamental illustration. Look how masterfully all the creatures are depicted – tender but firm strokes, fresh and vibrant color palette. They really look like real ones because Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls’s artist has brilliantly depicted all the variety of their emotions – sadness, surprise, kindness and happiness.
But surely the most important story line is in love between Lancelot and Guinevere Queen. The first two outer items of Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls reveals the high tide scenes of the poem. On the first Matryoshka doll you can see Guinevere Queen with Kay. The Queen asks him to stay with them in the forest, and grant her prayer. But Kay informs her that he is growing tired of a service which is unprofitable. Then the Queen prostrates herself at full length before his feet. Kay beseeches her to rise, but she says that she will never do so until he grants her request. Then Kay promises her to remain. On the second Russian Matryoshka Nesting Doll a love scene between the Queen and her beloved Lancelot is featured. The Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls’s artist, Titenko did his best to feature masterfully the beauty of two young people: milk-and-roses skin, eyes, full of love, and fresh cherry lips. The dress of the Queen is very delicate but it is not overwhelmed with useless details, both Lancelot and Kay wear bards.
A great attention was put to the beautiful nature of the unknown remedies, depicted on the Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls set.
These original Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls, designed and hand-painted exclusively for Russian Treasure store, will be unique and unordinary meaningful gift for the person you love. Just try to hint about your feelings in an elegant manner!