Art and Faith

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Unknown Artist. Cossack Rough Riders. undated (1900s?)


Cossack Rough Riders

Unknown Artist

undated (1900s?)

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. vintage photograph. undated (1898 to1900s?). US company

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.

Stanley Wood. Cossacks’ Daring Raid on an Austrian Convoy. 1915

Cossacks’ Daring Raid on an Austrian Convoy

Stanley Wood


An newspaper lithograph giving a British view of their Russian allies.

Ilya Repin. A Cossack of the Zaporozhean Sich. (no date (1870-90s?))

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,historical,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

00 Ilya Repin. A Cossack of the Zaporozhean Sich. 1870s-90s

A Cossack of the Zaporozhean Sich

Ilya Repin



Well… I received requests for “MORE COSSACKS”. I aims to please… so… I pulled 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.


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