The artist is unknown
The landscape belongs to the painting of a painter who clearly did not receive an academic education, but subtly felt the peculiarities of the dim Russian nature. He chose a rather unsightly corner of the forest for the transfer on the canvas – two peasant girls settled on the edge of a swampy clearing with broken Christmas trees, on the right – dry trees, a stump of birch trunk with a half -rolled bark. In everything, a reaction growing by the middle of the 19th century is felt to the academic beautifulness of Italianizing landscapes, which later fully manifested in the landscapes of artists of critical realism.
N. X. Unknown artist. SPb, 2012. With. 230.