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About the portrait wrote Kustodiev in December 14, 1902, the same year it was painted, to his fiancée: "It's the most interesting of all the portraits that I've done so far." About the model he wrote to her already in December 9: "It is a type that you meet very rarely - this mixture of kulak mentality and phenomenal greed - with liberal ideas and stupidity and a peasant cunning. Not for anything in the world could I believe it was a nobleman, and also an educated person ... What a mass."
The revealing depiction of a Russian landowner was awarded a Grand Prix medal at a major exhibition in Munich 1903.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of landowner A P Warfolomev
  • Date Created: 1902
  • Provenance: Purchased from the artist, 1923
  • Physical Dimensions: w68.5 x h192 cm (Complete)
  • Painter: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
  • Exhibition History: 1914: The Baltic Exhibition in Malmö, Sweden
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Art Museum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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