Details: This poster is of Thaw, by Feodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev. It shows a snow-covered road. The snow and frozen river is just starting to melt.
Feodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev (1850-1873) was a Russian landscape painter who introduced the lyrical landscape style in Russian art. His early works include After a Thunderstorm (1868) and Near a Watering Place (1868). In 1870, Vasilyev traveled on the Volga, and the picture Volga View: Barges (1870) was a great success. In 1871, Vasilyev painted Thaw (1871), which made him famous immediately. Vasilyev was admitted, as an intern, to the Imperial Academy of Arts. He was then diagnosed with tuberculosis and had to leave St. Petersburg for Crimea. He went on to paint the Russian plains; his works, such as his masterpiece Wet Meadow (1872), were done from memory, old sketches and his imagination.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.