The Tretyakov Gallery; Moscow, Russia

Founded in 1856 by the wealthy merchant, Pavel Tretyakov, the Tretyakov has the largest collection of Russian art in the world.  Thankfully our travel companion Zoya has a rich cultural background.  She was the perfect tour guide.  The art was spectacular beyond words on its own, she brought it to life.  I can’t thank you enough Zoya!  Your time and sharing during the entire trip was a priceless gift!

Ilya Repin, ‘Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan’ 1581

Portrait of Anton Chekov

Vasily Pukirev, Misalliance, 1862

Karl Bryullov, ‘Rider’, 1832