Rosamund Bartlett is a biographer and translator of Chekhov and Tolstoy, and lectures regularly on Russian art

Pink Drawing Room (known as the Matisse Room), in Sergei Shchukin’s house, the Trubetskoy Palace, Moscow.

The revolutionary collector who changed the course of Russian art

How Sergei Shchukin brought paintings by the most trailblazing members of the French avant-garde to Russia

17 Oct 2016
Pavel Tretyakov (1901), Ilia Repin. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The Russian portraits at the NPG are a revelation

Russia’s 19th-century portraitists were more than a match for the exceptional writers and composers they painted. So why is their work so neglected?

13 May 2016