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Valentin Serov


Portrait of the Author Nikolay Leskov.

1894. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.

Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Author Nikolay Leskov.

Leskov, Nikolay Semenovich (1831-1895), pen-name of N. Stebnitskiy, Russian novelist, author of many realistic novels and stories, depicting life of different layers of the Russian society; satires, essays, memoirs. A well-known story is his A Lady Macbeth of Mstensk, put into opera by Dmitry Shostakovich