Portrait of a Boy

Illia Repin (Ilia Efimovich Repin) Ukrainian, born Russian Empire

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Repin was born in the rural Ukrainian town of Chuhuiv (Chuguev) when it was part of the Russian Empire. He went on to become a major progressive painter. True to realist principles, Repin depicted this boy in a straightforward manner that is tender without being overly sentimental. In the early 1880s, when the picture was made, the artist painted a number of portraits of children, including relatives of his patrons and his own daughters and son. The sitter for this work, however, has not been identified.

Portrait of a Boy, Illia Repin (Ilia Efimovich Repin) (Ukrainian, born Russian Empire, Chuhuiv (Chuguev) 1844–1930 Repino, St. Petersburg (Kuokkala)), Oil on canvas

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