Boatmen, River Volga

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Boatmen, River Volga 1875
  • Scottish Art
In the 1870s Carrick travelled to the Russian interior, visiting Simbirsk on the banks of the Volga, some seven hundred miles from St Petersburg. Here, in Russia's agricultural heartland, he encountered rural communities whose situation had improved little since the abolition of serfdom - a form of feudal bonding - in 1861. Carrick photographed the peasants at rest and in the fields, emphasising what he perceived to be the dignified and virtuous aspects of their labour.


  • Acc. No. PGP 44.1
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 9.90 x 13.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1984