1844, Chuguyev (Kharkiv Province) - 1930, Kuokkala (Finland)

Portrait of Alexander Glazunov


  • oil on canvas. 119 x 90,5
  • Ж-4014

  • Пост.: 1904, дар по завещанию М. П. Беляева, Петербург

Ilya Repin particularly enjoyed painting portraits of musicians. A leading Russian composer, conductor and professor of the St Petersburg Conservatoire, Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936) continued the traditions of the Russian Five and Peter Tchaikovsky in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When the artist painted this portrait, the composer had already written two symphonies and the symphonic poem Stenka Razin. Glazunov repaid the debt in 1889 by dedicating an ode to Repin — Oriental Rhapsody for Large Orchestra. Russian Museum: From Icons to the Modern Times. Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2015. P. 182.

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