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The arrest of Pugachev

Taras Shevchenko. The arrest of Pugachev

Taras Shevchenko. The arrest of Pugachev.
[1841, late – 1842, the beginning. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 9,5 × 11,3 cm
Reproduced on page 75 of the book "History of Suvorov".

At the bottom left monogram engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ABL.

Shevchenko's drawing, which produced prints, dating approximately from the end of 1841 – beginning 1842.

Illustration not signed by Shevchenko, but the presence in the album 1840 – 1844 sketch and two studies for this picture (outline of hands with pistol) confirms his authorship. Illustration to text on page 75 of the book, which describes the of arrest of E.I. Pugachev by his associates, the Ural Cossacks. In peasant hut in Uzen Cossacks attacked the rebel leader and fight down him, despite the desperate resistance.

At December 14, 1842 was announced in the press that the first issue of "History of Suvorov" sent to subscribers [Northern Bee. – 1842. – 14 December], where the artwork was reproduces for the first time.

Mentioned called "Seizure of Pugachev" in a review of the first issue of the publication [Literary Gazette. – 1842. – 20 December].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 118 – 119 (image), p. 400 – 401 (note).