The Unequal Marriage | Vasily Pukirev | 1862

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Size: 16"x20"
Frame Style: Black Frame

"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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging