Lot 154: FOLLOWER OF ILYA YEFIMOVICH REPIN (RUSSIAN 1844-1930) PORTRAIT OF AN OLD RUSSIAN PEASANT 50cm x 40cm (19.75in x 15.75in)
January 25, 2017
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
FOLLOWER OF ILYA YEFIMOVICH REPIN (RUSSIAN 1844-1930)
PORTRAIT OF AN OLD RUSSIAN PEASANT
oil on canvas
50cm x 40cm (19.75in x 15.75in)
Stretcher markes and scattered areas of paint cracking, particularly to lighter colours.
Scattered small areas of paint loss - at extreme edges of canvas, around pin-sized holes along right-hand edge, to background around sitter's head, edges of figure's beard and along shoulders (some revealing thin canvas).
Scrape/scuff mark at figure's right shoulder, with associated paint loss. Scattered flecks of surface dirt. Nothing showing under UV.
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Provenance: Russian Works of Art from the Collection of The Late Jan Bethge Esq.