IMAGE GALLERY

L.N. Tolstoy as a student,1849

L.N. Tolstoy as a student,1849

Daguerreotype by V.Shenfeldt

L.N. Tolstoy with his brothers

L.N. Tolstoy with his brothers

from left to right, Sergei Nikolaevich Tolstoy, Nikolai Nikolaevich Tolstoy, Dmitri Nikolaevich Tolstoy, Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. Moscow, 1854.

L.N. Tolstoy. Petersburg, 1856

L.N. Tolstoy. Petersburg, 1856

Photo by S.L. Levitsky

L.N. Tolstoy and a group of writers

L.N. Tolstoy and a group of writers

From left: I.A. Goncharov, I.S. Turgenev, L.N. Tolstoy, D.V. Grigorovich, A.V. Druzhinin, A.N. Ostrovsky. St. Petersburg, 1856. Photo by S. L. Levitsky.

L.N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1862

L.N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1862

Written on the photograph in the hand of the writer's wife S.A. Tolstaia: "1862. Taken by himself. Count L.N. Tolstoy."

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1862

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1862

Photo by M. B. Tulinov

L.N. Tolstoy 1868

L.N. Tolstoy 1868

At the time of the writing of War and Peace

L.N. Tolstoy, Moscow, 1876

L.N. Tolstoy, Moscow, 1876

At the time of the writing of Anna Karenina Photo by Sokolnikov

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1884-1885

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1884-1885

Photo by Sherer and Nabgoltz

L.N. Tolstoy in a circle of family

L.N. Tolstoy in a circle of family

To the left of Tolstoy is the artist N.N. Ghe Iasnaia Poliana, 1888

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1892

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1892

Photo by Sherer and Nabgoltz

L.N. Tolstoy and his assistants

L.N. Tolstoy and his assistants

In the Riazan' district during the famine, checking lists of famine-stricken people. Begichevka, 1892

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1896

L.N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1896

Photo by Sherer and Nabgoltz

L. N. Tolstoy's house in Khamovniki

L. N. Tolstoy's house in Khamovniki

Currently a Tolstoy Museum. Moscow, 1890s

L. N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1896

L. N. Tolstoy. Moscow, 1896

Photo by Sherer and Nabgoltz

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1896

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1896

Photo by S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy in his study

L. N. Tolstoy in his study

His house in Khamovniki. Moscow, 1898. Photo by P. V. Preobrazhensky.

L. N. Tolstoy skating in his garden

L. N. Tolstoy skating in his garden

His house in Khamovniki. Moscow, 1898. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana,1899.

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana,1899.

L. N. Tolstoy and S.A. Tolstaia with members of their family and guests Photo by M. L. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana, 1899

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana, 1899

L. N. Tolstoy posing for the sculptor P. P. Trubetskoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1899. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy and A. M. Gorky

L. N. Tolstoy and A. M. Gorky

Iasnaia Poliana, 1900. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy and S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy and S. A. Tolstaia

With V. V. Stasov and the sculptor I. Ya. Gintzburg. Iasnaia Poliana, 1900. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy and A. P. Chekhov

L. N. Tolstoy and A. P. Chekhov

Gaspra, 1901. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy with his daughter

L. N. Tolstoy with his daughter

Tolstoy bedridden T. L. Sukhotina. Gaspra, 1902

L. N. Tolstoy on his 75th birthday

L. N. Tolstoy on his 75th birthday

Iasnaia Poliana, August 28, 1903. Photo by F. T. Potasevich.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1903

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1903

Photo by S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1903

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1903

Photo by S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1903

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1903

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy, on a stroll

L. N. Tolstoy, on a stroll

With S. A. Tolstaia, T. A. Kuzminskaia, A. M. Kuzminsky and others Iasnaia Poliana, 1905. Photo by D. A. Olsuffiev.

L. N. Tolstoy after a swim

L. N. Tolstoy after a swim

Iasnaia Poliana, 1905. Photo by V.G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy and A. B. Goldenweiser

L. N. Tolstoy and A. B. Goldenweiser

A. B. Goldenweiser is first from the right Teliatinki, 1905. Photo by V.G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1906

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L.N. Tolstoy and a group of students

L.N. Tolstoy and a group of students

Iasnaia Poliana, 1907. Photo probably by A. D. Ratnitsky.

L. N. Tolstoy in his house

L. N. Tolstoy in his house

Iasnaia Poliana, 1907. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy playing chess

L. N. Tolstoy playing chess

With V. V. Chertkov. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1907

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy on his 80th birthday

L. N. Tolstoy on his 80th birthday

Iasnaia Poliana, August 28, 1908. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy and S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy and S. A. Tolstaia

On his 80th birthday. Iasnaia Poliana, August 28, 1908. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

Iasnaia Poliana, estate entrance

Iasnaia Poliana, estate entrance

1908 Photo by K. K. Bulla.

L. N. Tolstoy with his beloved horse

L. N. Tolstoy with his beloved horse

Iasnaia Poliana, 1908. Photo by K. K. Bulla.

L. N. Tolstoy fording the Voronka

L. N. Tolstoy fording the Voronka

Voronka River on Délire. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908. Photo by K. K. Bulla.

L. N. Tolstoy in his study

L. N. Tolstoy in his study

Iasnaia Poliana, 1908. Photo by K. K. Bulla.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana. 1908

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana. 1908

Photo by K. K. Bulla

Iasnaia Poliana. House of Tolstoy

Iasnaia Poliana. House of Tolstoy

Today the Iasnaia Poliana Tolstoy Museum. 1908. Photo by K. K. Bulla.

L. N. Tolstoy with peasants

L. N. Tolstoy with peasants

Iasnaia Poliana, 1908. Photo by K. K. Bulla.

L. N. Tolstoy with I. E. Repin

L. N. Tolstoy with I. E. Repin

Iasnaia Poliana, 1908. Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1908

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy in his study. Iasnaia

L. N. Tolstoy in his study. Iasnaia

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy with his secretary

L. N. Tolstoy with his secretary

Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L.N. Tolstoy with peasants at a fair

L.N. Tolstoy with peasants at a fair

Lomtsy Village, Oryol Province, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy with his daughter

L. N. Tolstoy with his daughter

Zatishye, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy with S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy with S. A. Tolstaia

granddaughter of L. N. Tolstoy and an unknown person on the platform of Kryokshino station Moscow province, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy with relatives and fri

L. N. Tolstoy with relatives and fri

Kryokshino, Moscow province, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy among peasants

L. N. Tolstoy among peasants

Kryokshino, Moscow province, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy and his grandchildren

L. N. Tolstoy and his grandchildren

S. A. and I. A. Tolstoy. Kryokshino, Moscow province, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy with his granddaughter

L. N. Tolstoy with his granddaughter

T. M. Sukhotina. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy with peasants

L. N. Tolstoy with peasants

Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L.N. Tolstoy with peasants’ children

L.N. Tolstoy with peasants’ children

Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L.N. Tolstoy and Dr. D.P. Makovitsky

L.N. Tolstoy and Dr. D.P. Makovitsky

Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy and I. I. Mechnikov

L. N. Tolstoy and I. I. Mechnikov

Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy and I. I. Mechnikov

L. N. Tolstoy and I. I. Mechnikov

Teliatinki, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy with students

L. N. Tolstoy with students

Tilev evening school for workers. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

L. N. Tolstoy. Iasnaia Poliana, 1909

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy. 1910

L. N. Tolstoy. 1910

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy, A. L. Tolstaia, D. P. Dolgorukov and P. I. Biriukov going to Iasnaia Poliana village to attend the inauguration of a rural library Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy, Iasnaia Poliana, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy at the inauguration of a rural library. Iasnaia Poliana, 1910. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy going over his morning

L. N. Tolstoy going over his morning

Meshcherskoye, 1910. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy. Kochety, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy. Kochety, 1910

Photo by V. G. Chertkov

L. N. Tolstoy, Moscow province, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy, Moscow province, 1910

L. N. Tolstoy during a visit to the Pokrov psychiatric asylum, talking with peasant writer S. T. Kuzin. Ivino village, Moscow province, 1910. Photo by V. G. Chertkov.

L. N. Tolstoy and S. A. Tolstaia

L. N. Tolstoy and S. A. Tolstaia

The last photograph of the two together Iasnaia Poliana, 1910 Photo by S. A. Tolstaia.

The house of stationmaster in Astapo

The house of stationmaster in Astapo

Where L. N. Tolstoy died (currently the museum of L. N. Tolstoy)

L. N. Tolstoy on his deathbed

L. N. Tolstoy on his deathbed

Astapovo, 1910. Photo by V. Chekhovsky.

The funeral procession

The funeral procession

On the road from Zaseka Station to Iasnaia Poliana. 1910

The funeral procession

The funeral procession

On the road from Zaseka Station to Iasnaia Poliana. 1910

Near L. N. Tolstoy’s grave

Near L. N. Tolstoy’s grave

Iasnaia Poliana. 1910

L. N. Tolstoy’s grave

L. N. Tolstoy’s grave

Iasnaia Poliana. 1910

L. N. Tolstoy State Museum in Moscow

L. N. Tolstoy State Museum in Moscow

It was decided that the proposed Tolstoy Museum should contain the greater part of the collections then on view, so that they might be always accessible to the public

Information and Credits

 

All of the images in this photo gallery have been taken from one book, Lev Tolstoy in Photographs by Contemporaries, which was published in 1960 (Moscow: Publishing House of the USSR), before the Soviet government signed any international copyright agreements. In a Tolstoyan spirit, Tolstoy Studies Journal and The Tolstoy Society invite the public to freely use any or all of the images in this photo gallery. Not all of the images from this Soviet era book are in good condition, but all are interesting. Professor Caryl Emerson first called our attention to this book, and she sent us a complete set of slides taken by Ivan Zaknic from it. Tolstoy Studies Journal thanks Professors Emerson and Zaknic for their generous donation of these slides to the journal’s archives. The photos are arranged chronologically, and each one is accompanied by a brief description of its provenance and the date when it was taken. The descriptions of the photos were taken from Lev Tolstoy in Photographs by Contemporaries and edited by Julie Novak. If any viewer can add to a description, we urge him or her to write the web master. All information will need to come from a verifiable source.

 

 

The photo gallery was prepared for the web by Kat Tancock.

 

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