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The exhibits cover the main regions that have declared themselves in this area: Moscow, Tver, the Volga region, the Vladimir villages of Palekh and Mstera, as well as Nevyansk in the Urals.
The most striking exhibits include the outstanding works of Mstera icon painters who founded their workshops in Moscow in the 19-20th centuries and became the founders of the new style.
Such works are very scarce.' According to Dutch dealer Ferenc Toth, there is some appetite amongst collectors for late 18th-century pieces from Palekh and 19th-century examples from Mstera. Difficulties include the lack of signatures or even named artists and the absence of dates.
Fedoskino is situated 25 miles north of Moscow and is one of four villages famous for these miniature paintings on lacquer, the other three being Palekh, Kholui and Mstera.