Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov
1862 - 1942 (Moscow)
Russian and Soviet painter. Prokudin-Gorsky visited Nesterov in the beginning of November 1912. Nesterov described this visit in a letter: "Recently Prokudin-Gorsky paid me a visit, on assignment from the Committee for Romanov Tercentenary, with an offer to paint for them "The Election of Mikhail Feodorovich as Tsar", to be printed for the masses (a million copies). At first, I agreed, but later sent a telegram with my refusal, and I am happy that I got rid of this additional burden."