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Portrait of Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1872
This oil on canvas work of Russian realism by Vasily Perov depicts world renowned author Fyodor Dostoevsky in a reflective pose reminiscent of that of “Christ in the wilderness” by Ivan Kramskoi. The choice of cold colors and pastel light is also similar to the Kramskoi work.

© Courtesy Tretyakov Gallery