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The last days of Suvorov

Taras Shevchenko. The last days of…

Taras Shevchenko. The last days of Suvorov.
[1842, not later than September. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 6,5 × 9 cm
Reproduced on page 307 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Right below the Shevchenko's signature T.SH.; left monogram of engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ABL.

Figure Shevchenko, which produced prints, dating approximately August – September 1842.

Illustration is not connected directly with the text of book. Shevchenko depicted Suvorov in his chair at the table with medications. The circle of his doctor and servant, which makes the room a box with awards Suvorov. There is thumbnail picture.

July 27, 1843 it was announced in the press that the third issue of "History of Suvorov" sent to subscribers [Northern Bee. – 1843. – 27 July], where the artwork was reproduces for the first time.

Referred with names of "Dying hours of Suvorov" [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – p. 107], "Suvorov in the last hours of life" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 27. – № 70].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 174 – 175 (image), p. 415 (note).