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Ivan the Terrible - Admiring His Wife

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After the death of his first wife, Anastasia, Ivan the Terrible was devastated.  He married seven more times. 

This painting depicts the Tsar, in his later years, admiring his sleeping wife, Vasilisa Melentyevna.


Media Credits

Grigory Sedov painted this work in 1875.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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