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Near the coffin of commander Laudon

Taras Shevchenko. Near the coffin of…

Taras Shevchenko. Near the coffin of commander Laudon.
[1842, not later than September. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 9,2 × 8 cm
Reproduced on page 296 of the book "History of Suvorov".

Shevchenko's signature at the bottom middle T.SH.

Figure Shevchenko, which produced prints, dating approximately August – September 1842.

The illustration to the text on pages 296 – 297 of book. Coming back from the Swiss campaign, Suvorov visited the crypt in Neutitschein where buried his contemporary, the Austrian generalissimo Laudon. "Vaults – wrote K. Shyrotsky – makes recall a similar wall in the cave where Shevchenko put his Capuchin monk" [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – p. 106] in the engraving "Catholic monk".

July 27, 1843 it was announced in the press that the third issue of "History of Suvorov" sent to subscribers [Northern Bee. – 1843. – 27 July], where the artwork was reproduces for the first time.

Remembered with names: "Suvorov before Laudon's tombstones in Neutitschein" [T. Shevchenko Complete Works. – [X., 1932. – T. 8]. – p. 43. – ¹ 322], "Suvorov in the vault before the coffin of Austrian Generalissimo Laudon" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 25. – ¹ 65].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 164 – 165 (image), p. 412 – 413 (note).