Nikolai Baskakov was a Russian, Soviet era artist who lived and worked in Leningrad. He was a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists and was regarded as one of the leading representatives of the Leningrad school of painting. He was most famous for his genre and portrait paintings. When viewing this painting one gets the impression that the woman on the right told a joke or related a story, and she is enjoying her companions' reaction.
Measures 31.5 x 20.5 inches Outside