1872. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
Saltykov Mikhail Evgrafovich (pen-name N. Shchedrin 1826-1889). Russian writer and satirist. He was exiled (1848-1856) because of his satirical story Contradictions (1847), but later became a provincial vice-governor of Ryazan (1858-60) and Tver (1860-64). He edited with N. Nekrasov the radical Notes of the Fatherland, and of his many books The Golovlyov Family (1876) and the Fables were translated into English.
See also Ivan Kramskoy. Portrait of the Author Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin.