11 January 2012

"Barge Haulers on the Volga"

"Barge Haulers on the Volga" (1873) / Ilya Repin / State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

"Burlakid Volgal" (1873) / Ilja Repin / Riiklik Vene Muuseum, Peterburi.

"Бурлаки на Волге" / Илья Репин / Государственный Русский музей, Санкт-Петербург.

Postcard, 1955.
My collection.

* "Barge Haulers on the Volga" or "Burlaki" depicts 11 labouring men dragging a barge on the Volga River. The men seem to almost collapse forward in exhaustion under the burden of hauling a large boat upstream in heavy, hot weather.

* Ilya Repin in this blog.

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