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Key facts
Full title Study of an Old Man
Artist Ilya Repin
Artist dates 1844 - 1930
Date made 1878
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 88.3 × 67.9 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Peter Provatoroff 1964
Inventory number L726
Location Not on display
Image copyright On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Peter Provatoroff 1964, © 2000 Tate
Collection Main Collection
Study of an Old Man
Ilya Repin

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.

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