1880. Oil on canvas. The Theater Museum of A. A. Bakhrushin, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Mamontov, Savva Ivanovich (1841-1918) industrial tycoon and patron of arts. In 1870-90, his estate Abramtsevo near Moscow became a center of artistic life in Russia, today it is considered the cradle of the modern movement in Russian art. With his assistance art shops were established to support and developed Russian folks crafts. In 1885, he organized a private Moscow Opera, which existed till 1904. Supported many artists, novelists, and actors.
See: Ilya Repin. Portrait of Savva Mamontov.
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Savva Mamontov.
Mikhail Vrubel. Portrait of Savva Mamontov.