Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Unexpected Visitors Ilya Repin Date: 1884-1888 Style: Realism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 160.5 x 167.5 cm Location: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia File Source: www.artrenewal.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x552px, View all sizes This is the second (and most known) version of the Unexpected Visitors. The first one was painted by Repin in 1883; it was significantly smaller both by size and by quantity of personages (the main character was a girl accompanied by a woman and two more girls, supposedly her mother and sisters). Before long, Repin started to paint the second version. He worked in his country house not far from St.Petersburg; the room portrayed in the picture was artist’s living room. As models for female characters, he used his wife, mother-in-law, and his daughter. In a year Unexpected Visitors was exposed in a Traveling Art Exhibition. However, the artist continued to improve this picture within next four years. In particularly, he repainted the face of the young man (a political exile who unexpectedly came back home) four times in search of a proper expression. It is generally believed that by depicting various reaction of young man’s household Repin tried to show diverse but mostly positive attitude of society toward revolutionary movements of that time. Actually, under strict censorship of Czarist Russia, it was a political declaration disguised as an everyday genre scene. Ilya Repin: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (15) All Artworks by Date (541) All Artworks by Name (541) STYLES Impressionism (12) Realism (528) GENRES animal painting (4) battle painting (1) cityscape (6) flower painting (2) genre painting (66) history painting (27) interior (1) landscape (15) literary painting (7) marina (2) mythological painting (1) nude painting (nu) (4) portrait (334) religious painting (32) self-portrait (7) sketch and study (31) still life (1) Ilya Repin Featured works (15) All Artworks by Date (541) All Artworks by Name (541) Impressionism (12) Realism (528) animal painting (4) battle painting (1) cityscape (6) flower painting (2) genre painting (66) history painting (27) interior (1) landscape (15) literary painting (7) marina (2) mythological painting (1) nude painting (nu) (4) portrait (334) religious painting (32) self-portrait (7) sketch and study (31) still life (1) Portrait of A. Bocharova, artist's aunts Repin Ilya Portrait of A.E. Arkhipov Repin Ilya Preparation for the Examination Repin Ilya Portrait of Doctor Constantine Franzevich Yanitsky Repin Ilya Portrait of Yanitskaya Repin Ilya D.V. Karakozov Repin Ilya Portrait of sculptor Mark Matveevich Antokolski Repin Ilya Portrait of the military Repin Ilya Sitting model Repin Ilya Ecce homo Repin Ilya Diogenes and the boy Repin Ilya Portrait of a Boy Repin Ilya Portrait of Ivan Stepanovich Panov Repin Ilya Portrait of V. E. Repin, the Artist's brother Repin Ilya Tatyana Repina, the Artist's Mother Repin Ilya Portrait of the architect Philip Dmitrievich Hloboschin Repin Ilya The Merchant Kalashnikov Repin Ilya Admiralty Repin Ilya Calvary (Crucifixion) Repin Ilya Job and His Friends Repin Ilya 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Load more Advertisement.