Fine and rare antique unpublished private family snap shot photo of Russian author Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), photographed with possibly one of his sons on the terrace of his veranda at the family estate of Yasnaya Polyana in the Tula region of Russia, where he wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and where he is buried. In June 1921, the estate was nationalized and formally became his memorial museum. It was at first run by Alexandra Tolstaya, the writer's daughter. The current director of the museum is Vladimir Tolstoy, also one of Tolstoy's descendants. The museum contains Tolstoy's personal effects and movables, as well as his library of 22,000 volumes. The estate-museum contains the writer's mansion, the school he founded for peasant children and a park where Tolstoy's unadorned grave is found.
Size: 8.5 x 6.5 cm approx.