As the Pike Wills. A. Tolstoi

And the Pike implored again: “Emelya, let me go
into the water, and I’ll do anything you wish”.
“All right, only first you must prove you aren’t
trying to fool me, then I’ll let you go”.

As the Pike Wills (after A. Tolstoi)

К. Briullov (1799—1852) О. Fersen Riding a Donkey

К. Briullov (1799—1852) О. Fersen Riding a Donkey. 1835 Water-colour. 52.5×40 cm The Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg