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Vasily Mate by Boris Kustodiev, 1902

Vasily Vasilyevich Mate (Russian: Василий Васильевич Матэ; 6 March [O.S. 23 February] 1856 – 22 April [O.S. 9 April] 1917), or Mathé, was a Russian artist and engraver. While he was not the author of any major original works, he was one of the major engravers in Russia during the late 19th century. He collaborated with major Russian painters and produced engravings of their paintings, thus helping popularize Russian art.