1872. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More.
Saltykov Mikhail Evgrafovich
(pen-name N. Shchedrin 1826-1889). Russian writer and satirist. He was exiled (1848-1856) because of his satirical story Contradictions
(1847), but later became a provincial vice-governor of Ryazan (1858-60) and Tver (1860-64). He edited with N. Nekrasov the radical Notes of the Fatherland
, and of his many books The Golovlyov Family
(1876) and the Fables
were translated into English.
See also Ivan Kramskoy. Portrait of the Author Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin.