REPIN, Ilya Yefimovich
(b. 1844, Chuguyev, d. 1930, Kuokkala)

Tolstoy Resting in the Woods

Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Repin portrayed Lev Nikolaievich Tolstoy (1828-1910) in a remarkably "unofficial" pose, reclining in the grass, reading, wearing a peasant smock. The painting is notable for its generous, sketchy brushwork and its attention to effects of light and shadow.

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