Art and Faith

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

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

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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.

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