Signed in pen and ink at lower left; place name cut from upper left corner and pasted on verso.
"Oprichnik" was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1874. The design is marked with sightlines, which served as indications to the scene painter.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Oprichnik.
Fletcher, Ifan Kyrle, 1905-1969, former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.