The exhibition, devoted to the oeuvre of the most celebrated Hungarian artist of the 19th century. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest and Imre Pakh (New York). This is the first time that a large-scale retrospective of the artist, presenting over 60 of his works, will be held in St Petersburg. The oeuvre of Mihály Munkácsy (1844–1900) occupies a unique place in the history of Hungarian and world art. It combines in a harmonious manner a variety of tendencies and genres. The triumphant dignity of his monumental works, the naturalness of his salon scenes and the realism of his portraits represent an artistic treasure comparable with the creations of the best-known European artists.