P. A. Fedatov - Difficult Bride (1847) ( трудноневесты)
Russia USSR 4k Stamp issued 1976
Painting Held at the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Fedatov (1815-1852) had an interesting but relatively short life, as he was originally trained in the army before quitting in 1844 and pursuing a relatively short career as an artist. Russian art was flourishing at the time of this painting under Tsar Nicholas I. However, towards the end of his career, the artist was a target of persecution of the government, as the Tsar tightened his grip on the people of Russia following revolutions throughout most of Europe in 1848. He eventually died in a mental clinic in 1852.