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By reading "The Apostle"

Taras Shevchenko. By reading «The…

Taras Shevchenko. By reading the "Apostle".
[1842, not later than August. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 8,5 × 6,6 cm
Reproduced on page 211 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Right below the Shevchenko's signature T.SH.; left signatures engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ANDREW BEST LELOIR.

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

Illustration to text on page 211 of the book, where Suvorov shown in family estate village Konchanskoe, where he was sent by Paul in 1797. Commander a lot of time spent in church, listening to the morning and lunch celebration, sang in the choir, served as sacristan and cantor. The figure shows Suvorov reading "Epistles the Apostles" of the Bible.

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: "A. Suvorov as deacon" [Anisov V. Life of Suvorov in illustrations by T.H. Shevchenko // Soviet Ukraine. – 1950. – May 18], "Suvorov, exiled in the village Konchanskoe, read in the church" [Anisov V., Sereda E. Chronicles of the life and works T.H. Shevchenko. – K., 1959. – p. 61], "Suvorov in rolls sexton" [Pomarnatsky A.V. Portraits of A.V. Suvorov: iconographic essay. – L., 1963. – p. 147], "Suvorov reads "Apostle" in the church of the village Konchanskoe" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 24. – № 57].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 146 – 147 (image), p. 407 – 408 (note).