1897. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
Somov, Andrei Ivanovich (1830-1909), father of the artist; he was an art historian and senior curator at the Hermitage, editor of the magazine ‘Vestnik Izyazhnyh Iskusstv’ (News of the World of Fine Arts), author of many articles and catalogues. He collected many works of European and Russian artists; was a painter and graphic artist himself