Russian oil painting ‘The Chase’ signed C. Stoiloff
Russian, early 20th Century
Frame: Height 84cm, width 122cm, depth 7cm
Canvas: Height 66cm, width 104cm, depth 2.5cm
This fine painting depicts a Kossak flogging four horses who pull his sleigh as they attempt to outrun a pack of wolves, who chase them in hot pursuit. The chase is set in the icy tundra, and the use of almost fluorescent tones suggests that the time of day is around twilight. The painting is signed ‘C. Stoiloff’ to the lower left, and is framed in an intricately carved giltwood frame.