Image
Study of an Old Man
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Peter Provatoroff 1964, © 2000 Tate

In 1876 after three years in Paris, Repin returned to his birthplace of Chuguyev in the Ukraine, where he painted a number of peasant portraits and everyday subjects. A famous example of the former is his 'Peasant with the Evil Eye' of 1877 (Moscow, Tretyakov Gallery). This study probably formed part of the same series.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1844 - 1930
Full title
Study of an Old Man
Date made
1878
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
88.3 x 67.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Peter Provatoroff 1964
Inventory number
L726
Location in Gallery