|All photos from Wikipedia.|
The painting of Ivan IV at right is by Viktor Vasnetsov.
|Ilya Repin, self-portrait|
|Ilya Repin's painting of Ivan IV and his dying son, Ivan Ivanovich.|
The father struck the son during an argument which ensued after Ivan IV beat Ivanovich's pregnant wife because he disapproved of her clothing. And some people say he wasn't terrible?
|1861 painting by Vyacheslov Grigorievich Schwarz, of Ivan IV meditating at his son's deathbed.|
|Ivan IV admiring the sixth of his eight wives, Vasilisa Melentyeva, in an 1875 painting by Grigory Semyonovich. He soon decided she wasn't as admirable as she appeared, however.|
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