Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He that is without sin', 1908
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Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He that is without sin', 1908
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Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He that is without sin', 1908 Vasili Dimitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He who is without sin', 1907 Vasili Dimitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He who is without sin', 1907 Vasili Dimitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He who is without sin', 1907 Vasili Dimitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He who is without sin', 1907 Vasili Dimitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) 'He who is without sin', 1907
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Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927)
'He that is without sin', 1908
signed in Cyrillic and dated '8' for 1908 (lower left); stretcher inscribed with Cyrillic monogram 'VP' (twice), number 2, with partial label inscribed by Maria Vasilievna Polenova with the title and 'Number 5'
oil on canvas
118 x 239cm (46 7/16 x 94 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Part of the series of paintings The Life of Christ completed by the artist in late 1890-1900s
    Acquired by Charles R. Crane at the Russian Art Exhibition, New York, April 1924
    Presented by the above to a North American Institution, 1 August 1924

    EXHIBITED:
    St. Petersburg, as part of the series The Life of Christ, 1908
    Moscow, as part of the series The Life of Christ, 1909
    Orel, Kharkov, Kiev, Ekaterinoslav and Kazan', as part of the 'Peredvizhniki' exhibition, 1909
    Prague, as part of the series The Life of Christ, 1910
    New York, Grand Central Palace, The Russian Art Exhibition, 1924, no.628
    Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, Bonhams Pre-sale Exhibition, 25 October-7 November, 2011

    LITERATURE:
    The album, Iz zhizni Khrista, 1908, illustrated
    The album, V. Polenov, Iz Zhizni Khrista, Prague, 1912, illustrated
    The Russian Art Exhibition, Grand Central Palace, New York, 1924, exhibition catalogue, section: Vasili Polenov, number 628, illustrated on the following page
    Helen Rubissow, The Art of Russia, Philosophical Library, New York, 1946, illustrated
    Alison Hilton, The exhibition of Experiments in St. Petersburg and the Independent Sketch, in Art Bulletin, volume LXX, 1988, page 677-698
    Art Bulletin, volume LXXI, number 4, page 695, illustrated
    He that is without sin and He is guilty of death, an article on the two paintings by Polenov, Tretyakov Gallery Magazine, December-January 2011
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