Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 ← → Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581 Ilya Repin Original Title: Иван Грозный и его сын Иван 16 ноября 1581 года Date: 1885 Style: Realism Genre: history painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 254 x 199 cm Location: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x581px, View all sizes Although Repin strayed away from painting historical episodes, he completed Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan in the genre. This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face, a single tear on his cheek. Repin began thinking about painting this historical episode after the assassination of Alexander II. In an attempt to recall other bloody episodes of Russian history, he painted this piece as a as an expression of his rejection of violence and bloodshed. Ilya Repin Famous works Barge Haulers on the Volga Ilya Repin · 1870 - 1873 Sadko Ilya Repin · 1876 Portrait of the Composer Modest Musorgsky Ilya Repin · 1881 Krestny Khod (Religious Procession) in Kursk Gubernia Ilya Repin · 1880 - 1883 Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581 Ilya Repin · 1885 Portrait of Leo Tolstoy Ilya Repin · 1887 Unexpected Visitors Ilya Repin · 1884 - 1888 The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mahmoud IV Ilya Repin · 1889 - 1896 Not expected Ilya Repin · 1883 - 1898 View all 541 artworks Related Artworks Feast of Vladimir the Red Sun Vasily Polenov Coronation of the Emperor Nicholas II in The Uspensky Cathedral Valentin Serov Revolt against the boyars in the old Russia Boris Kustodiev Burial of a Kish Otaman Oleksandr Murashko Exit of Tsar Ivan the Terrible Boris Kustodiev At cradling archers walk Boris Kustodiev The Execution of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico Edouard Manet Church Parade of the Finlandsky Guard Regiment, December 12, 1905 Boris Kustodiev Reading of the Manifest Boris Kustodiev Portrait of O. Trubnikova Valentin Serov Tolstoi and Repin at a meeting of the Academy of Arts Vasily Polenov Head of Christ Vasily Polenov Self-Portrait Valentin Serov Convalescent Ivan Kramskoy Christ and the Sinner Vasily Polenov Head of red-headed man Vasily Polenov Odessa harbour Mikhail Vrubel Self Portrait Mikhail Vrubel Turgenevo Village Vasily Polenov The head of a young woman in a white veil Vasily Polenov 1 Load more Advertisement.