REPIN, ILYA. 1844-1930.
Three Autograph Letters to Vsevolod Leonidovich, comprising:
1. 2 pp, long folio, October 14, 1926, thanking the recipient for an article on the monumental sculpture of Stasov and the music of Wagner and relating an anecdote about a colleague who injured himself, (in translation): "I am inclined to believe that Apollo punished him for his betrayal of art."
2. 1 p, 4to, July 24, 1928, reveling in the joy of life and the beauties of creation. On the verso is a letter from Ilya Repin's daughter, Vera dated August 9, 1928.
3. 3 pp, 4to recto and verso, August 8, 1926, regarding an article about Mussorgsky and a virtual panegyric to the beauty of Mussorgsky's art. First leaf separated at fold.
Wonderfully exuberant and life-affirming letters from the Russian master, the founder of Russian realism. Repin letters are rare.