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20th November 2023

Continuing the Russian theme, this week we have paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Sadly, at the moment it is not possible to visit this incredible collection of Russian art which offers an unparalleled insight in pre- and post-Revolution culture. This is a portrait of the founder Pavel Tretyakov by Ilya Repin (1844-1930), one of Russia's favourite artists. Repin was a great friend and neighbour Korney Chukovsky, renowned children's poet, and father of Lydia Chukovskaya.

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