Ivan Shishkin - Edge of the Forest [1879]

Ivan Shishkin (Yelabuga, January 25, 1832 - St. Petersburg, March 20, 1898) was a Russian landscape painter. Ivan Shishkin owned a dacha in Vyra, south of St. Petersburg. There he painted some of his finest landscapes. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds. He died in 1898, in St. Petersburg, while working on his new painting.

[Oil on canvas, 149 x 90 cm]