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The artist is Vereshchagin

In 1887-1888, Vereshchagin made a trip to the cities of Russia. He visited Yaroslavl, Rostov, Kostroma. The artist studied Old Russian architecture, collected ancient household items. Observing the unhurried course of the life of provincial cities, Vereshchagin was especially interested in the fate of the people whom he met during the journey. In 1895, the artist published the book “illustrated autobiography of several unnoticed Russian people”, the heroes of which were the models of his works, including the Old Man-Dvoretsky.

Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum. Persons of Russia. SPb. 2012. With. 49.

Carved ornament. 1888

Master m. D. Levozorov (?)

Wood, levkas, combined gilding

90.5 x 75.6 x 11.9; According to Falts: 47.5 x 33.6

The frame was created according to the plan in. AT. Vereshchagina.

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