Portrait of Rodion Raskolnikov

Jaxon Northon

    • 24 x 36 inches
    • © 2013
    • Oil on Wood
    • Framed to 26 x 38 inches
  • Inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky's character, Rodion Raskolnikov from "Crime and Punishment"

    Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. This is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing.

    Raskolnikov is a young ex-student of law living in extreme poverty in Saint Petersburg. He lives in a tiny garret which he rents, although due to a lack of funds has been avoiding payment for quite some time (he claims the room aggravates his depression). He sleeps on a couch using old clothes as a pillow, and due to lack of money eats very rarely, although the landlady sometimes sends her servant into his room with food. He is frequently referred to as a former student because he doesn't have the money to finish his education. Emotionally, physically (due to lack of food) and financially stressed, his behaviour in public becomes progressively more erratic through the book as madness gradually consumes him. Raskolnikov fluctuates between extremes of altruism and apathy. He is described by the narrator as "extremely handsome" and many other characters in the work state that he is very intelligent, though generally disliked by fellow students. He is devoted to his sister (Avdotya Romanovna Raskolnikova) and his mother (Pulkheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikova).
  • Jaxon Northon is a self-taught oil painter that resides between San Francisco,California and his hometown of Reno, Nevada. He has exhibited his work at The Chapterhouse Gallery, Record Street, The Holland Project, The Lincoln Lounge, The Amber Lounge, The Wonderland Gallery, and Modern Eden Gallery. For the last seven years Northon has made his living off of commissioned portraiture.
  • This piece will be on exhibit through July 13, 2013 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. For a detailed shipping price quote, please contact the gallery . If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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