Ilya Efimovich Repin
- Ilya Efimovich Repin
- signed in Cyrillic and dated 1908 l.l.
- oil on canvas
- 98.2 by 127cm, 38 1/2 by 50 in.
The artist's studio, Penates
Sotheby's London, The Russian Sale, 11 June 1997, lot 94
Moscow, St Petersburg, XXXVI Itinerant Exhibition, 28 February 1907 - 22 April 1908
Rome, Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, 1911, no.373
Stockholm, Swedish General Art Association, Exhibition of Russian Art, 21 February - 9 March 1919
New York, The Kingore Galleries, The Ilya Repin Exhibition, 1921, no.6
C.Brinton, The Ilya Repin Exhibition catalogue, 1921, listed as North, no.6
I. Grabar, Repin, Moscow, 1948, vol. II, p.295, listed under works for 1908 as Sobaka 'Nord'
G. Romanov (Ed.), The Society of Itinerant Fine Art Exhibitions: 1871-1923): An Encyclopaedia, St.Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg Orkestr, 2003 p.333, No.2-226
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Repin's favourite dog, Nord, is seen here near Kuokkala by the shore on the Gulf of Finland.
Please see the online catalogue for a photograph of the offered lot taken by Karl Bulla (1855-1929), one of Russia's leading photographers, who visited Repin at Penates to record the artist at work.