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Meeting Catherine II with King Stanislaw

Taras Shevchenko. Meeting Catherine II…

Taras Shevchenko. Meeting Catherine II with King Stanislaw.
[1841, late – 1842, the beginning. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 7 × 11 cm
Reproduced on page 108 of the book "History of Suvorov".

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

Shevchenko's drawing, which produced prints, dating approximately from the end of 1841 – beginning 1842.

Illustration to text on page 108 books, which refers to a meeting in Kaniv Polish King Stanislaw Poniatowski with Empress Catherine II in sumptuously decorated royal galleys.

Shevchenko remembered golden galleys of Catherine II in the poem "Captives" and "Large cellar", written in 1845.

At December 14, 1842 was announced in the press that the first issue of "History of Suvorov" sent to subscribers [Northern Bee. – 1842. – 14 December], where the artwork was reproduces for the first time.

Referred to the names "Catherine II accepts in her galleys at Kaniv King Stanislaus Poniatowski" [A. D. Shevchenko as a painter // Full publication of works of Taras Shevchenko. – Warsaw, Lviv, 1937. – T. 12. – p. 113], "Meeting of Catherine II with King Stanislaw in Kaniv" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 23. - Number 48].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 128 – 129 (image), p. 403 (note).