Roller, Andreas Leonhard (1805-91). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1842. Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857) Russian composer often regarded as the father of Russian classical music; 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' was a poem originally written by Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) and later an opera composed by Glinka between 1837 and 1842; Provenance: Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.