Olga's Gallery

Ilya Repin

Portrait of the Surgeon Nikolay Pirogov.

1881. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Ilya Repin. Portrait of the Surgeon  Nikolay Pirogov.

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