Olga's Gallery

Mikhail Nesterov

Tzarevich Dmitry.

1899. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Mikhail Nesterov. Tzarevich Dmitry.

Tzarevich Dmitry, the youngest son of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible, died in Uglich in 1591 under unknown circumstances, which gave the reason to believe that he was killed by an assassin sent by Boris Godunov, who, thanks to many intrigues and much blood, managed to take over the throne, though not for long