1884. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Mark Antokolsky (1843-1902) is an outstanding Russian sculptor of Jewish origin, studied in the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1862-68). Because of poor health lived mostly in Italy, visiting Russia from time to time. Executed commissions for Russian cities, e.g. Monuments to Peter I in Archangelsk and in Taganrog.
See also Ivan Kramskoy. Portrait of the Sculptor Mark Antokolsky.