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Farewell to the soldiers

Taras Shevchenko. Farewell to the…

Taras Shevchenko. Farewell to the soldiers.
[1842, not later than August. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 6,3 × 9 cm
Reproduced on page 209 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Right below monogram of engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ABL.

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

The illustration to the text on pages 208 – 209 of book. Suvorov was suspended from command of the troops by Paul. When saying goodbye to the soldiers, Suvorov stripped himself of orders, put them on a drum and shouted: "I leave here all that you deserve…"

Illustration not signed by Shevchenko, but his authorship is confirmed by common parts of the illustrations of others signed. In particular, the personalities of Suvorov and soldiers with pencil sketch. This unsigned artwork as a work of Shevchenko with the title "Farewell Suvorov with his army in Tulchin" was first identified by K.V. Shyrotsky [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – p. 104].

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: "Farewell Suvorov to soldiers of Fanagoria regiment in Tulchin " [Vladych L. The image of Suvorov in pictures by T.H. Shevchenko // Soviet Art. – 1950. – March 1], "Farewell to the soldiers before exile in Konchanskoe" [Sudak V.A. Shevchenko's participation in illustrations of Russian book editions // Artistic heritage of T.H. Shevchenko. – K., 1959. – Vol. 1. – p. 36 – 38], "Suvorov says goodbye to soldiers" [Pomarnatsky A.V. Portraits of A.V. Suvorov: iconographic essay. – L., 1963. – p. 147], "Farewell Suvorov to soldiers in Tulchin" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 24. – № 56].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 144 – 145 (image), p. 407 (note).