Faithful copy of Ilya Repin's painting, kept at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg.
There is a second painting in the Kharkov Museum of Art.
It is a historical painting, showing Zaporozhian Cossacks writing a letter to the Ottoman sultan, full of insults. The painter knows how to show the intense pleasure that the Cossacks experience in imagining new profanities. He arouses an irresistible sympathy for a seasoned and freedom-loving people, whom Répine regards with admiration as he indicates in a letter to the critic Vladimir Stassov.
This painting made probably in the 60s is very faithful to the original.
Due to the size, the delivery will require a quote or will have to be collected on site.
- Illia léfimovitch Répine (d'après) 1844-1930
- Title of artwork
- Les cosaques Zaporogues écrivant une lettre au sultan de Turquie
- Oil on canvas
- Not signed
- Overall in fairly good condition with traces of ageing
- Sold with frame
- Image sizes
- 121×200 cm