The artist is Kuindzhi
Among the Kuindzhi’s early work in the Museum of the Museum are a number of beautiful field sketches. As the artist was most often happened, they are not a utility material when working on paintings. In each of them, the master solves, first of all, picturesque tasks, such as, for example, in a sketch saturated in color „Rocky shore. Valaam “(1875).
Irina Shuvalova. Kuindzhi in the Russian Museum // Arkhip Kuindzhi. SPb, 2010. With. 10.