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Discussion of future military campaigns

Taras Shevchenko. Discussion of future…

Taras Shevchenko. Discussion of future military campaigns.
[1842, not later than August. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 10,5 × 9,1 cm
Reproduced on page 200 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Shevchenko's signature at the bottom left T.SH., right below the signature of engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ANDREW BEST LELOIR.

Figure Shevchenko, which produced prints, dating approximately the summer of 1842, not later than August.

The illustration to the text on pages 200 – 201 of book, which refers to the debate by Suvorov and Catherine II european affairs, including the French Revolution that threatened European monarchies. Plan of the offensive in France was developed. On the map, laid before the queen, Suvorov points out an inscription: «Paris».

April 15, 1843 it was announced in the press that the second issue of "History of Suvorov" sent to subscribers [Northern Bee. – 1843. – 15 April], where the artwork was reproduces for the first time.

Remembered with names: "Suvorov at audience with those of queen Catherine" [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – p. 104], "Suvorov taught to Catherine II his plan defeated the enemy in the European theater" [Anisov V. Life of Suvorov in illustrations by T.H. Shevchenko // Soviet Ukraine. – 1950. – May 18], "Suvorov taught Catherine II plans for military action" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 24. – № 55].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 142 – 143 (image), p. 406 (note).