Ilya Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Portrait of the sculptor Mark Matveich Antokolsky (1843-1902) and Dimitri Ivanovich Azarevich signed and dated 14 October 1866, pencil 28.5 by 36.5cm
Published and exibited:
Ilya Efimovich Repin, Centenary Exhibition held in the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum, Catalogue, Moscow 1994, illustration no. 14.
Antokolsky, the celebrated sculpture, was a friend of Repin and a fellow student at the Imperial Academy. Azarevich, a student of Petersburg University, was destined to become a lawyer, historian and author of books on the history of Russian law. This drawing was made while Repin worked at the Academy.