Repin, Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1880-91. Painting begun in 1880 and finished in 1891; Repin recorded the years of work along the lower edge of the canvas; Tsar Alexander III bought the painting for 35,000 rubles, at the time the greatest sum ever paid for a Russian painting; Since then, the canvas has been exhibited in the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg; Provenance: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia / Giraudon. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.