London, South Kensington
15 December 2000
Il'ia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
At the Entrance
signed in Cyrillic and dated 'I. Repin 1870' (lower left)
pencil on yellowish paper
137/8 x 21.8cm.)
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An illustration of the character Poproshchin from 'Diary of a Madman' by N.V. Gogol'. For a similar drawing in the Tret'iakov Gallery see O.A. Liaskovskaia, I.E. Repin, (Moscow, 1982), p.448 illustrated.
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