'Looking back at my life from the very beginning to the present day, everything can be told very quickly, apart from the paintings of Vvedenskoye.' (Maria Iakunchikova, Diary. 19 April 1890. Private archive. Published in O. Davydova, 'Broadening Horizons: Maria Yakunchikova and Symbolism', The Tretyakov Magazine, Moscow, 2020, no. 3 (68), special edition, pp. 85-86).