Landscape with River and Angler
Oil on canvas
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
“Landscape with River and Angler” depicts the River Moskva near the village of Arkhangelsk where Savrasov lived and worked in the summer of 1859. It is considered a forebear of the development of Russian Landscape as a genre with its simultaneous authenticity as a depiction of nature and an expression of the artist’s own emotional experience.
Born: 24 May 1830, Moscow, Russia
Died: 8 October 1897, Moscow, Russia
Savrasov was a landscape painter and is credited with being the creator of the lyrical landscape style