Cossack Rough Riders
My cossack posts have proven to be very popular. A friend of mine, Sasha Ressetar, sent me this and the two following illustrations, so, I just had to share them with you all. Sasha is a talented balalaika player from Pennsylvania. Thank you, Sasha!
This illustration, by its title, appeared in an American publication at the turn of the 20th century. The name of the artist is not completely legible, I am sorry for that (it may be “S. Bilotte”, but, it is not completely clear). The painting appears to depict a scene from the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905; it appears too early for World War I.
Cossacks: The Rough Riders of Russia
undated (1898 to 1900s?)
The title gives a hint as to the date, as do the uniforms worn by the Cossacks.
Cossacks’ Daring Raid on an Austrian Convoy
An newspaper lithograph giving a British view of their Russian allies.
A Cossack of the Zaporozhean Sich
no date (1870s-1890s)
Well… I received requests for “MORE COSSACKS”. Always aiming to please, I was able to pull some more rabbits out of the Zaporozhean hat. As I did yesterday, here are three Cossack paintings by Ilya Repin along with a modern Cossack piece by Sergei Gavrilyachenko.
Cossacks on the Black Sea (Ilya Repin, 1908)