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Murdered Prince Dmitrii.
20th c Russian Symbolist Painting

Mikhail Vasilievich NESTEROV (Ufa, 1862 - 1942, Moscow. Russia)
c. 1899
20th c
Oil on Canvas
St. Petersburg. Russian State Museum.
Dmitre was the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible. Legend has it that Dmitrii was put to death at the command of Boris Godunov in 1591. Godunov an influential boyar who then crowned himself tsar. Tsarevich Dmitrii is now revered in Russia as an innocent victim.

Caption: NESTEROV Mikhail | Murdered Prince Dmitrii. | c. 1899 | Russian | Symbolist

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