Prince Boris before killing

The artist is Polenova

Upon learning from the messenger for an attempt preparing for him, Boris prayed in his tent. When the killers sent at night approached the camp at night, Boris, hearing the noise, realized that he was going to kill: “And he fluttered, and tears flowed out of his eyes”. The priest and the lad who served Boris looked at the prince, “embraced by sadness and sorrow,” and also burst into tears. Polenova, who often turned to the plots from ancient Russian history, chose the moment of the highest emotional stress in this tragic story, transmitting it with the help of the contrasts of light and color. (E. Sh.)

Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 46.

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