Russian School, Nineteenth Century

A Singing Peasant


signed with Cyrillic initials, inscribed and dated ‘A.S?.1856./Roma’ (lower left);
further inscribed in Russian ‘Ah you and me./Ah me and you’ (upper left), the same phrase paraphrased in excised letters (lower right)
pencil and brown wash on paper
29.5 x 22.5 cm (11⅝ x 8⅞ in)