Olga's Gallery

Ilya Repin

Portrait of Nadezhda Stasova.

1884. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Ilya Repin. Portrait of Nadezhda Stasova.

Stasova, Nadezhda Vasilyevna (1822-1895), public figure, participated in the movement for women’s emancipation, in the organization of week-end schools for workers and in the founding of Women's Higher Courses, which were the first institution in Russia to give higher education to women. She was the daughter of V.  P. Stasov, the famous Russian architect, and the sister of Vladimir Stasov and Dmitry Stasov