ILYA EFIMOVICH REPIN
Study for Procession in an Oak Forest
signed in Cyrillic and dated 1878 l.m.; further inscribed by Vera Repina on the reverse
oil on board
23.5 by 14cm, 9¼ by 5½in.
Eva Miller, widow of a Czech diplomat in Finland in the early 20th century
A.I. Zamoshkin, 'Neopublikovannye risunki i etyudy I.E. Repina', Iskusstvo, 1947, no.6, pp. 83-84 mentioned in the text
V.Fiala, Repinovo 'Procesi' z Hradce Kralove, Prague, 1960, p.101 mentioned in the text
V.Fiala, Russkaya zhivopis' v sobraniyakh Chekhoslovakii, Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1974, pp.125-126, no.373 listed with incorrect medium
The present work is a study for Procession in an Oak Forest (1877-1924) now at the Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. In the finished painting the present figure can be seen towards the centre.