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Vasily Vereshchagin

(1842-1904)

Vasily Vereshchagin Portrait

Biography

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Vereshchagin was born on October 14, 1842, in Cherepovets, Russia into the relatively prosperous family of a landowner.

As the son of a landowner and nobleman, Vereshchagin was expected to follow a military or diplomatic career. At the age of eight, his parents enrolled him in the Alexander Cadet School, an educational institution in St. Petersburg that prepared future military officers from a very early age. Graduating from here, he entered the Naval Academy from which he graduated with honors in 1860. Vereshchagin was one of the ablest students in his class and looked to be at the outset of a promising Naval career.

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Vasily Vereshchagin. Ruins in Chuguchak. Ruins in Chuguchak. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Cannibal. Cannibal. 1870s-1880s. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Art, Nikolayev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. At the Fortress Walls. At the Fortress Walls. "Let them Enter!". 1871. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. The Apotheosis of War. The Apotheosis of War. 1871. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. The Doors of Tamerlane. The Doors of Tamerlane. 1872-1873. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Uzbek Woman in Tashkent. Uzbek Woman in Tashkent. 1873. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. At the Door of a Mosque. At the Door of a Mosque. 1873. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Mortally Wounded. Mortally Wounded. 1873. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Sowar, the Messenger of the Government. Sowar, the Messenger of the Government. 1874-1876. Oil on panel. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Roses in Ladakh. Roses in Ladakh. 1874-1876. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Taj Mahal Mausoleum in Agra. Taj Mahal Mausoleum in Agra. 1874-1876. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Monastery in a Rock. Ladakh. Monastery in a Rock. Ladakh. 1875. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Cart for the Wounded. Cart for the Wounded. 1877. Oil on panel. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Site of the Battle Fought on July 18, 1877 in front of the Krishin Redoubt near Plevna. Site of the Battle Fought on July 18, 1877 in front of the Krishin Redoubt near Plevna. 1877-1880. Oil on panel. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Corner of the Turkish Redoubt Captured on May 30 but Abandoned on May 31. Corner of the Turkish Redoubt Captured on May 30 but Abandoned on May 31. 1877. Study. Oil on panel. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Picket in the Balkan Mountains. Picket in the Balkan Mountains. c.1878. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Picket on the Danube. Picket on the Danube. 1878-1879. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Two Hawks (Bashibazouks). Two Hawks (Bashibazouks). 1878-1879. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Spy. Spy. 1878-1879. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Mounted Warrior in Jaipur. Mounted Warrior in Jaipur. c.1881. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Moslem Servant. Moslem Servant. 1882-1883. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Cannon. Cannon. 1882. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Jerusalem. Kings' Tombs. Jerusalem. Kings' Tombs. 1884-1885. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Solomon's Wall. Solomon's Wall. 1884-1885. Oil on canvas. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Iconostasis of the Church of St. John the Evangelist on the Ishna near Rostov Yaroslavsky. Iconostasis of the Church of St. John the Evangelist on the Ishna near Rostov Yaroslavsky. 1888. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Retired Butler. Retired Butler. 1888. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Beggar, Ninety Six Years Old. Beggar, Ninety Six Years Old. c.1891. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Zyrian. Zyrian. 1893-1894. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. The Northern Dvina. The Northern Dvina. 1894. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vasily Vereshchagin. Interior of the Wooden Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Puchug. Interior of the Wooden Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Puchug. 1894. Study Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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