The artist is Perov
The portrait of the Kyrgyz Katorzhnik belongs to the heyday of Vasily Perov, one of the most striking representatives of critical realism in Russian fine art. After the creation of a well -known series of sprout -social genre works and the brilliant gallery of portraits of contemporaries, the painter began to collect artistic materials dedicated to the popular uprising led by Emelyan Pugachev. In search of the characteristic types of the future historical canvas of Perov in 1873 he made a trip to the Urals and to the Orenburg province. Among the many field studies created at that time, a portrait of the Kyrgyz from the collection of the Russian Museum stands out with a special depth of the image. In this work, the master finds an ideal balance between the appearance of the prisoner and the psychological characteristic of the internal state of a doomed person.