1881. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
Pirogov, Nikolay Nikolayevich (1810-1881) Russian surgeon, naturalist, teacher and public figure; founder of military field surgery, author of many operational methods and operations, introduced the immobile bandage of French plaster. His Topographical Anatomy (1851-54) was renowned worldwide. In social life, he was against class prejudice in education and demanded compulsory primary education for everyone