1889. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Ivan Tsarevich Riding the Grey Wolf is a Russian folk-tale about the adventures of the prince Ivan Tsarevich and his companion the Grey Wolf, a magician. Tsarevich saved the Wolf’s cubs and the Wolf helped him in several quests: to get golden apples, to get a horse with a golden mane, and to get a beautiful princess