1872. Oil on canvas, 94 x 80.4 cm. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Dahl, Vladimir (1801-1872) Russian author, lexicographer, ethnographer, medical doctor, fellow member (1838) of the St. Petesburg Academy of Science (for rich collections of flora and fauna). Wrote genre stories and novels. Collection Proverbs of the Russian people (1861-62). In 1863-66 Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Russian language (vol 1-4), for which he received the title of the honorable academician of St. Petersburg Academy of Science