26 November 2008
Ilya Repin (1844-1930)
Study for 'Zaporozhian Cossacks writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan'
signed in Cyrillic and dated 'I. Repin/1878' (lower centre), numbered 52 (lower right); further numbered 115 (on the reverse)
pencil and grey wash on paper
9¼ x 13 in. (23.5 x 33.1 cm.)
with The Piccadilly Gallery, London, 1966.
Mrs Sanford Black.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, Park Avenue New York, 23 February 1983, lot 80.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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