Bogdanov-Belsky painted the present work at the local school in Ostrovno in Tver Province, where he had settled in 1914, only visiting Petrograd in winter to work on portrait commissions. 'I found the spontaneity and aptitude of peasant children so compelling that they became the natural subjects of my paintings', the artist remarked (quoted in N.Lapidus, Bogdanov-Belsky, Moscow, 2005, p.16).
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