Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge
Male nude signed in Cyrillic 'G. Pr. P.V. Basina uch. Nikolai Ge' (lower right); inscribed in Cyrillic with the Academy of Art Examination Committee award citation, dated December 23, 1853 and applied with the official wax seal of the Academy (upper left) oil on canvas84.5 x 89.5cm (33 1/4 x 35 1/4in).