The artist is Nesterov
A number of paintings m. AT. Nesterova is dedicated to life in the Old Believers, in the forest volgery. Nesterov perfectly depicts a costume – folds of a heavy old sundress, wears a special manner of a scarf adopted by the Old Believers. Women’s folk costume in Russia of the XVIII – XX centuries. SPb, 2013. With.79.
The picture continued the topic of unhappy female love, begun Nesterov in "Christ bride". This time, the artist’s plan received a detailed plot interpretation, which affected a strong folklore, fabulous beginning. The main character of the canvas is a young, beautiful girl, in the appearance of which, as in "Christ bride", The features of the artist’s deceased wife were remotely guessed, having lost faith in the favor of heaven, she decided to go to the sorcerer – the bearer of ancient folk wisdom. "Opera-picture", As the artist himself called it, despite the expressiveness of the characters and the general figurative conviction, however, had no success.