The Unequal Marriage | Vasily Pukirev | 1862

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Size: 12"x16"

"The Unequal Marriage" by Vasily Pukirev, created circa 1862, depicts a striking social commentary on the issue of arranged marriages in 19th-century Russian society. The focal point is a wedding ceremony where a young, forlorn bride is marrying an older, affluent, but indifferent groom. Her downcast expression and slumped posture contrast sharply with the groom's erect stance, highlighting the disparity in their social and emotional states. Surrounding figures exhibit a range of reactions, from sympathetic to indifferent, further emphasizing the emotional gravity of the scene. The artwork is lauded for its detailed portrayal of the characters and its critique of societal norms of the time.


A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic


12’’ x 16’’ Inches = 30.5 cm x 40.6 cm 

18’’ x 24’’ Inches = 45.7 cm x 61 cm