I was asked by Julia Rothman to contribute an illustration to an upcoming book The Who, The What and The When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History. The book will focus on the people behind famous figures.
I was assigned Anna Dostoyevskaya, the second wife of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. She’s often regarded as Russia’s first business woman, setting up a successful publishing business after Fyodor had lost most of their money and belongings playing roulette. She was also a dedicated philatelist - which is a fancy word for a stamp collector!
Cinderella Love [detail]
Illustrated by Matt Baker