Portrait of Vera Mukhina (1940). Mikhail Nesterov (Russian, 1862-1942). Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery.
In the ‘Soviet’ period of his creative work Nesterov painted portraits, mostly of his colleagues, such as this of Mukhina.
Muchina (1889-1953), a Russian sculptor, is depicting Boreas - the God of the North Wind, a memorial to Arctic researchers.