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Admission of King Stanislaw's envoys

Taras Shevchenko. Admission of King…

Taras Shevchenko. Admission of King Stanislaw's envoys.
[1842, not later than August. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 7,5 × 8,6 cm
Reproduced on page 191 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Shevchenko's signature at the bottom middle: T.SH.; monogram bottom right engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ABL.

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

Illustration to text on page 191, which refers to the defeat of the Polish confederates near Warsaw in 1794. In the suburb of Warsaw to Suvorov arrived messengers of King Stanislaus for negotiations. Commander met them in his tent and, throwing his sword on the floor, exclaimed: "Pokoj".

Publisher of book V.S. Semenenko-Kramarevsky in a letter to Shevchenko gave explanations on this subject: "The deputies were to Suvorov without all – empty" [Letters to Taras Shevchenko. – K., 1993. – p. 14].

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: "Ambassadors of King in the tabernacle of Suvorov" [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – p. 104], "Suvorov takes members of the Polish king Stanislaw" [T. Shevchenko Complete Works: in 10 vol. – K., 1961. – T. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 23. – № 53].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 138 – 139 (image), p. 405 (note).