Portrait of T. A. Mamontova (1879) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of T. A. Mamontova - Ilya Repin - 1879

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of T. A. Mamontova
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Portrait of T. A. Mamontova

The artwork titled “Portrait of T. A. Mamontova” was created by the notable artist Ilya Repin in the year 1879. Utilizing pencil as the medium, Repin contributed to the Realism art movement with this piece, which is classified as a portrait genre. The drawing captures a moment of thoughtful repose, showcasing the skill of the artist in rendering human features and expressions.

In the artwork, a female subject is depicted in a profile view looking off to the left, her head slightly tilted upwards. She is adorned with what appears to be traditional attire, including a string of beads or a necklace, and her hair is arranged in a style commensurate with the era. Repin’s meticulous pencil strokes are evident in the detailing of her clothing and the soft shading that gives contour and depth to her features. The artist has signed and dated the drawing in the lower-left corner, corroborating its authenticity and period. The overall impression is one of subtle elegance and refined execution, characteristic of Repin’s mastery within the Realist tradition.

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