TOLSTOY | photograph signed, 1909
POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN RUSSIAN AND IN ENGLISH,
inscribed on the image in black ink ("Lev Tolstoy / Leo Tolstoy / 1909.17 April."),
13.6 x 8.7cm, a printed English postcard (Rotary Photographic Series, no.2338), 17 April 1909
This image shows the great writer in a peasant shirt of coarse cloth, reflecting the asceticism of his later years, when he altered his dress to express his spiritual identification with the common people.
From the Jerome Shochet Collection, Christie's New York, 20 May 1994, lot 106; Sotheby's 29 November 1985, lot 397
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