The artist is Silaev
On March 1/13, 1881, on the embankment of the Catherine Channel in St. Petersburg, about 2 hours 25 minutes in the afternoon there was an explosion of a bomb thrown under the feet of Alexander II by the people of the people and. And. Grinevitsky, who also received mortal injuries. This explosion thundered not only throughout Russia, but throughout the world, struck by the villainous murder of the king-liberator.
The artist portrayed the moment of confusion that arose immediately after the explosion of the bomb. The wounded emperor, who is already leaving forces, is surrounded by a confused, frightened crowd of court and random persons. The lattice of the Catherine Channel (now Griboedov’s Canal) are dead or passers -by killed or affected by fragments. The attempt occurred when the emperor returned after a military divorce in the Mikhailovsky Manege and a tea party in the Mikhailovsky Palace near Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna. On the same day, at 3 hours 35 minutes in the afternoon, Alexander II died in the Winter Palace. (N. B.)
Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 320.