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Lot #430
Leo Tolstoy

Amazing oversized signed portrait of Tolstoy

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Amazing oversized signed portrait of Tolstoy

Extraordinary 11 x 15 print of Ilya Repin's 1901 portrait of Tolstoy, published by Gesellschaft in Berlin, signed in the lower border in ink by the revered Russian author, "Leo Tolstoy, 28 September 1904." Framed to an overall size of 17.25 x 21.25. In fine condition, with scattered small circular stains and light uniform toning. Ilya Repin and Leo Tolstoy were close friends for many years, and the writer was the subject of multiple portraits. This example, a close-up crop of an image of Tolstoy standing barefoot in his garden, conveys the writer's state of concentration and self-immersion as he aspired to adopt a simple life. A superlative image, rarely seen in signed examples of this impressive size.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #587 - Ended July 08, 2020

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