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Taras Shevchenko

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M.B. Barclay de Tolly

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of M.B.…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of M.B. Barclay de Tolly. Engraving (10,5 × 11,5 cm) placed between pages 230 – 231 of the book "Russian generals" by N.A.Polevoj.

Barclay de Tolly Michael B. (1761 – 1818) – Prince, the Russian commander, hero of Patriotic War in 1812, General Field Marshal.

To create this portrait of Shevchenko could use portraits – painted from life in 1816 and engraved by Charles Zenf and portrait by English painter George Dawe made for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, engraving by Henry Dawe and other engravers.

D.A. Rovinsky, considering the engraved portraits commander, made after the original by Zenf, give a description of a portrait, placed in N.A.Polevoj's book, without mentioning names of artist and engraver [Rovinsky D.A. Detailed dictionary of Russian engraved portraits. – St. Petersburg, 1889. – T. 1. – S. 322 – 325, T. 2. – S. 655, 669].

N.P. Prokopenko

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 194 – 195 (image), p. 421 (note).