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        Alexander Pushkin's duel with Georges d'Anthes, 1884

        Naumov, Alexander Avvakumovich (1840-1895). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1884. After becoming jealous of the attentions paid to his wife by Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthes (1812-1895), the poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) wrote an abusive letter to d'Anthes's adoptive father; refusing to withdraw these abusive words, d'Anthes challenged Pushkin to a duel in which the former shot the latter mortally on January 27th, 1837; Provenance: Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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