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The last days of Suvorov. Sketch

Taras Shevchenko. The last days of…

Taras Shevchenko. The last days of Suvorov. Sketch illustrations for book "History of Suvorov" by N.A.Polevoj. Other etudes and sketches.
[1842, august – September. St. Petersburg].
Pencil on paper. 16 × 18 cm
Kologriv Museum, № 1213.

On the back – Sepia "Matchmakers".

In the worksheet, left inscriptions in pencil: KRM CP 1329 (crossed) and the label – label accounting funds of Kologriv regional museum.

In the middle of the bottom – a sketch illustration for book "History of Suvorov" by N.A.Polevoj – "The last days of Suvorov». Left – sketches figures of sitter, profiles (some of them grotesque), portrait sketch the face of a young peasant, perhaps sketch to sepia "Matchmakers" that on the back, and indefinite composition story right – sketch "The group of people under a tree on river" – like figure "Ashore" in the album 1840 – 1844.

Dated by the time the preparatory work on the illustrations to "History of Suvorov", which entered to the third issue and prepared for engraving in August – September 1842.

First mentioned and reproduces a fragment of a sheet of sketches "The last days of Suvorov" in 1963 in Article I.V. Ivano [Ivano I. Unidentified drawings by T.H. Shevchenko // Literary Ukraine. – 1963. – March 5].

All sheet reproduces the first and commented in 1963 in the PZT [T. Shevchenko Complete Works: in 10 vol. – K., 1963. – T. 10. – p. 62. – № 124].

Places of storage: property G.O. Ladyzhenska, later in Kologriv museum (in Kologriv, Kostroma region, Russia).

V.A. Sudak

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 308 – 309 (image), p. 449 (note).