Tsarevich Dmitry by Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942), is an idealized and beautiful portrait of the martyred boy pained with a halo and a muted Russian landscape dear to the artist. The youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, Dmitry of Uglich, was murdered in 1591 and was followed by a series of impersonators/pretenders after the death of his father Ivan the Terrible. The story of murder is presumed in Pushkin's play Boris Godunov, subsequently made into an opera by Modest Mussorgsky. Another of Nesterov's Symbolist paintings, originally done in 1899.
Detailed hand painted brooch from Russia, 2½" diameter. Gift boxed. 1 only, as shown.
NOTE: There may be "hot spots" in our photographs - white areas caused by studio lights reflecting off the shiny surface of the pin.