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Sketch of an Officer for "The Duel"

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Sketch of an Officer for "The Duel"

Made by: Repin, Ilya Efimovich

Currently in storage


About this object

Oil sketch of a mustachioed army officer in a khaki tunic and navy blue pants with a red stripe, half twisting and seen from slightly below. His chin is slightly raised and he wears a blue officer's cap with a red band on his head. His proper right hand is in his pants pocket and he appears to be holding a lit cigarette in his upraised proper left hand. Although his figure ends at the knees, the painter has used the spaces around the officer to experiment with views of his polished, tall black boots seen from a variety of angles. The paint appears to be applied almost directly on the light wooden panel, although there are indications of a transparent glaze or lacquer apparent on the upper half of the panel.

Category:
PAINTINGS
Object name:
Sketch of an Officer for "The Duel"
Made from:
Oil and graphite on panel
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
1895-1897
Size:
Overall with frame __14.50 in __10.81 in ||Panel __8.44 in __4.50 in
Overall with frame __36.83 cm __27.46 cm ||Panel __21.43 cm __11.43 cm

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.241
Class:
Object Genres
Signature marks:
inscription __[Cyrillic] IR __Front, upper left corner. __The initials IR are a shorthand signature for Ilya Repin. ||inscription __[Cyrillic] IR __Front, lower left corner. __The initials IR are a shorthand signature for Ilya Repin.
Credit line:
Anonymous Gift, 2005
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007"