Kustodiev, Boris Mihajlovic (1878-1927). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1917. The October Revolution in Petrograd overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets dominated by Bolsheviks. As the revolution was not universally recognized outside of Petrograd there followed the struggles of the Russian Civil War (1917?1923) and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922. Provenance: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.