REPIN Ilya Autumn Bouquet Silver Coin Belarus 2009

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As part of the very popular "Great Painters of the World" rectangular coin series this 2009 silver coin has been released in Brilliant Uncirculated condition to honor Ilya Repin, on a 20 Rubles coin struck for the Republic of Belarus.

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Country Belarus
Year 2009
Face Value 20 Rubles
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 28.28
Size (mm) 28 x 40
Quality Prooflike
Mintage (pcs) 15.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
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Ilya Repin
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844 - 1930) was the finest and most celebrated painter of his generation, and an important influence in shaping a distinctly Russian school within nineteenth-century Realism. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often expressed great psychological depth and exposed the tensions within the existing social order.
His often-controversial works addressed subjects including the hard lives of the peasants, the fates of revolutionary activists, loaded episodes of Russian history and some of the nation's greatest cultural figures, many of whom he counted as personal friends, including Tolstoy, Musorgsky and Gorky. His vibrant, colorful and topical canvases offer a fascinating panorama of the issues that were swirling in the minds of his contemporaries, and an unusual view of all strata of life during this crucial period of historical change.

The rectangular shape calls to mind an artist's tableau or canvas, while the full color on both sides highlights the works of art without overshadowing them.
The coin obverse depicts in the centre a fragments of Russian painter's painting Ilya Repin "Autumn Bouquet" and on the top left the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus.
The coin reverse depicts on the left a relief image of a self–portrait of Ilya Repin, beneath – the inscription "I. Repin" and years of painter's life 1844–1930; on the right, the image of the Museum–Estate of Ilya Repin in Zdravnevo (Belarus, Vitebsk region), beneath, the image of palette and brushes.