1880. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. More.
Pisemsky, Alexey Pheophilaktovich
(1821-81) Russian novelist. His best-known novel Thousand Souls
(1858) gives a panorama of Russian life on the eve of serf and land reforms of the 1860s; the novel People of 40s
(1869) is an attempt to understand the intellectual life of his contemporaries