People of the past living exciting lives seen through an Eastern European haze. Vasily Alexandrovich Kotarbinsky, artist (1849-1921). Born in Poland, he mostly worked in Russia.

"Venetian Serenade." 1881.
“Venetian Serenade.” 1881. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://desa.pl/pl/auctions/239/object/27605/wilhelm-kotarbinski-wenecka-serenada-1881-r
"Roman Orgy." Date unknown.
“Roman Orgy.” Date unknown. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.14.html/2012/important-russian-art
"After the Death." No date.
“After the Death.” No date. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/wilhelm-kotarbinski/after-the-death
"Favorite of the Seraglio with her Handmaiden." No date.
“Favorite of the Seraglio with her Handmaiden.” No date. Oil on canvas. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/vasili-aleksandrovich-kotarbinsky/favorite-of-the-seraglio-with-her-handmaiden-1hcX9CSuUw59GznkWh-vLQ2
"Les Sirènes." No date.
“Les Sirènes.” No date. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2018/11/vasily-kotarbinsky-1849-1921-les-sirenes.html
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