(1842 - 1904)
Vasili Vasilievich Vereshchagin was active/lived in Russian Federation, Germany. Vasili Vereshchagin is known for portrait, figure, landscape and genre painting.
Biography Vasili Vereshchagin
Works from Vereshchagin's important Balkan series, which documented his first-hand
impressions of the Russo-Turkish War from 1877-78 were included in Vereschagin's 1888 exhibition in America
which traveled from New York to Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston. The painting titled The Spy was sold in 1891 at the
landmark American Art Galleries auction in New York.
The incident depicted in The Spy was witnessed by Vereschagin while he was posted in the fortified town of Giurgevo
on the lower banks of the Danube. He often used to walk along the avenues and boulevards with General Skobelev,
who one day took him to witness the following scene:
"Come and see them leading away a spy,"
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