1872. Oil on canvas, 115 x 88.8 cm. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Pogodin, Mikhail Petrovich (1800-1875), historian, author, academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Science (1841). He published the magazines “Moscow Vestnic” and “Moscovityanin”. In historical science shared the theory of the Norman origin of the Russian State. In his philosophical views was close to Slavophils; propaganded the idea of the Slavs’ unity. Wrote works on the history of Old Russia, Old Russian literature. Author of genre novels and historical plays