Sberbank to cover costs to restore Repin’s damaged painting
Russia’s Sberbank said it would bankroll efforts to restore Ilya Repin’s painting Ivan the Terrible and His Son, Deputy Chairman of the Board Stanislav Kuznetsov said.
According to him, the restoration work was estimated at 5-10 million rubles ($80,160 to $160,320), TASS reported.
The painting, depicting Ivan the Terrible, grief-stricken and cradling his dying son, was damaged just before the gallery closed on May 25. Police arriving on the scene detained the perpetrator, who had smashed the glass protecting the painting with a metal poll, damaging the canvas. Criminal proceedings have been initiated.