London, South Kensington
11 June 2009
Woiciech Kossak (1857-1942)
Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg
signed and dated 'Wojciech Kossak/1905' (lower right)
oil on canvas
35½ x 63 in. (89 x 160 cm.)
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Kasimir Olzanski, Krakow.
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Dr. Olzanski states that the present work is a large-scale oil sketch for a yet larger picture which Kossak completed in 1906. This latter work was given by the new Polish government to Stalin in 1947.
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