This item (Set C) consists of nine 1952 Prints from a Russian Anniversary Edition of Nikolai Gogol Stories (Volume I), which is believed to be illustrated by Arkady Alexandrovich Plastov (1893-1972), a socialist realist painter. Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) was a Russian/Ukrainian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was one of the first to use the technique of the grotesque in stories such as "The Nose," "The Overcoat"and "Diary of a Madman." He is also known for such works as Dead Souls and The Government Inspector, which satirized Imperial Russia, and for Taras Bulba, which is set on the Ukrainian Steppe and follows the exploits of an aging Cossack and his two sons. It is not known which stories these prints illustrate. Each color image measures 5.5" high by 3.75" wide and has been printed on an 8" high by 5" wide piece of off-white glossy paper. Colors vary from the high contrast of deep saturated burgundy, green, and blue against pastels and whites (bound warrior, weeping warrior, soldier and maiden, sleeping men and night time serenade) to the more subdued yet warm browns and blues (interior scenes of couple eating with servant, man and woman at the table, and fallen man surrounded by spectators). The captions are printed in Russian in a deep gray type. These 1952 Prints from a Russian Anniversary Edition of Nikolai Gogol Stories are in Very Good condition.