Russian women drinking tea and eating watermelon. No way that can’t have been fun. Boris Kustodiev, Russian/Soviet artist. Living from 1878 to 1927, he also worked in stage design. Studied under Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg.

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“A Merchant’s Wife’s Teatime.” 1918. Oil on canvas. Collections of the State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kustodiev_Merchants_Wife.jpg
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“The Merchant’s Wife Drinking Tea.” 1923. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, Nizhniy Novgorod. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://arthive.com/boriskustodiev/works/16296~The_merchants_wife_drinking_tea
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“The Merchant’s Wife at Tea.” 1920. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image via wikiart.org. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/boris-kustodiev/the-merchant-s-wife-at-tea-1920

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