Portrait of Vasili Samoilov as King Lear

Il'ia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)

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Il'ia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Portrait of Vasili Samoilov as King Lear
signed in Cyrillic 'I. Repin' (lower left), inscribed in Russian 'To V. V. Samoilov/"A King. A King from head to toe!" (lower left) and dated '5/x/84' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with gold and silver, on paper
19 x 13¾ in. (48.2 x 34.9 cm.)