Russian painter (b. 1844, Chuguyev, d. 1930, Kuokkala)
Tolstoy Resting in the Woods
Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Repin portrayed Lev Nikolaievich Tolstoy (1828-1910) in a remarkably “unofficial” pose, reclining in the grass, reading, wearing a peasant smock. The painting is notable for its generous, sketchy brushwork and its attention to effects of light and shadow.