Painting "After the Service (Leaving the Church)", 1894, by Artist Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916)

Janis Rozentāls’ painting “After the Service (a.k.a. Leaving the Church)” (Pēc dievkalpojuma (No baznīcas)) is widely considered the iconic Latvian painting and one that has retained its popularity among 21st century Latvians. Rozentāls created the painting as a diploma work at the St Petersburg Imperial Art Academy, and earned its author the highest artistic degree. In 1896 it gained much recognition at the first ever exhibition of Latvian art in Rīga.