Private collection, USA
Sale Sotheby’s New York, 1 May 2001, Sale 7642, lot 49
The painting by Andrei Antipovich Rumyantsev is a characteristic example of the artist’s realist manner. Similar works by Rumyantsev are in the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the Chuvash State Museum of Art in Cheboksary.
Rumyantsev was a later follower of the Russian realist school of genre painting, represented by such names as Vladimir Makovsky, Ilya Repin, Vasily Perov and others. In 1863-1866, Rumyantsev studied art at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. In 1876, he presented his work at the exhibition of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg, same year he became a member of the Moscow Society of Art Lovers.