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Ilya Repin. Portrait of the Author Alexey Pisemsky. 1880. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. More.

Ilya Repin. Portrait of the Author  Alexey Pisemsky.
Pisemsky, Alexey Pheophilaktovich (1821-81) Russian novelist. His best-known novel Thousand Souls (1858) gives a panorama of Russian life on the eve of serf and land reforms of the 1860s; the novel People of 40s (1869) is an attempt to understand the intellectual life of his contemporaries

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