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After the capture of castle by Confederates

Taras Shevchenko. After the capture of…

Taras Shevchenko. After the capture of castle by Confederates.
[1841, late – 1842, the beginning. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 11,1 × 9,5 cm
Reproduced on page 43 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Shevchenko's signature at the bottom left T.SH.; below – signature of engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ANDREW BL.

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

The illustration to the text on pages 42 – 43 books, which described the episode involving the seizure of Krakow castle. Confederates know that the Russian commandant Colonel Stakelberg fell in love with Polish beauty and often visited her balls. Since the premise was guarded bad, Confederate easily got to the hall, where the ball and tried to force the Russian commandant lay down his arms.

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.

Remembered with names: "General Stakelberg at the Polish Ball" [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – p. 98]; "Confederates require Krakow Commandant lay down his arms" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – C 22. – № 21].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 114 – 115 (image), p. 399 – 400 (note).