Maxutov, Vasili Nikolayevich (1826-1886). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Nikolai Pavlovich Sleptsov (1818-1851) was killed whilst fighting in the Caucasian War (1816-64); Cossacks composed heroic songs about their commander which are known as 'Sleptsov Songs' in the Caucasus; Provenance: Oranienbaum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.