Vereshchagin : Portrait of a Japanese Priest
Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904) - a brave naval officer who participated in many engagements, he detested war, tirelessly denouncing its cruelty and inhumanity. Particularly appealing are the series of pictures extolling the heroism of the Russian soldiers in the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. Also worthy of note are Entrance to a Mosque, Portrait of a Japanese Priest, and The Nikko Shrine, inspired by the artist's extensive travels to Japan, India and Tibet.
Portrait of a Japanese Priest, Vasily Vereshchagin: