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Ivan the Terrible Killing his Son. Detail.
19th c Russian Romantic Painting

19th c
Oil on Canvas
Moscow. Tretyakov State Picture Gallery.
Ivan IV lived from 1530-1584. He established a centralized authority after bitter battles with the Boyars (hereditary nobles). Emotionally unstable, Ivan killed his son and heir in 1581, possibly because he sided with the Boyars against his father.

Caption: Repin Iljia Efimovic | Ivan the Terrible Killing his Son. Detail. | 1885 | Russian | Romantic
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