1883. Oil on canvas. State Museum of Literature, Moscow. Read Note.
Maikov, Apollon Nikolayevich (1821-1897) Russian lyrical poet, glorified the beauty of Russian nature. His political views, that of a Slavophile, were reflected in his poems Wanderer (1867), Princess (1878) and others. Wrote several poems in praise of Christianity: Three Deaths (1857), Two Worlds (1882) and others.
See also: Vasily Perov. Portrait of the Poet Apollon Maikov.