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Il'ia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Il'ia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)

Portrait of the cellist Aleksandr Valerianovich Verzhbilovich

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Il'ia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Portrait of the cellist Aleksandr Valerianovich Verzhbilovich
signed with Cyrillic initials 'I.R.' (lower right)
pencil on heavy paper
10½ x 7 7/8in. (26.6 x 20cm.)

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A study for the oil portrait of the cellist A.V. Verzhbilovich (1850-1911) painted in 1895, until 1917 in the Riabuzhinskii collection and now in the Russian Museum at St. Petersburg. See G. Sternin and others, Ilya Repin: Painting; graphic Arts, (Leningrad, 1985), no.238, colour plate 164.
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