The artist is Ryabushkin
All the work of the painter testifies to the inextricable continuity of modern artistic culture with ancient national traditions. Emphasizing his hobby for Russian antiquity, the artist said: "I live in the seventeenth century". He knew well historical documents, architecture, household items, costumes of pre -Petrine Rus’. As an important historical topic, the very daily life of the folk life of Ancient Rus’ is presented. The works of the historical genre of the artist were attracted by a kind of exotic, the true admiration of Russian antiquity, the search for a poetized national ideal.