At the Door of a Mosque.
1873. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
At the Door of a Mosque. The painter depicts the beautiful work of an unknown Muslim artist on the door, and the beggars standing before it. For Vereshchagin, this is the quintessence of life in Central Asia: the splendid wealth of the rulers and the abject poverty of the common people