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In the Tatar's tent

Taras Shevchenko. In the Tatar's tent

Taras Shevchenko. In the Tatar's tent.
[1841, late – 1842, the beginning. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 6,4 × 8,9 cm
Reproduced on page 70 of the book "History of Suvorov".

On the left below the artist's signature: Shevchenko monogram and engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ABL.

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

Illustration used as a miniature to the book and not linked with the text directly. Suvorov, accompanied by Russian soldiers and Ukrainian Cossacks, speaks with a Tatar in his tent.

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.

Remembered with names: "Suvorov sits in the tent with the Turks" [T. Shevchenko Complete Works. – [X., 1932. – T. 8]. – p. 23. – ¹ 303. – Table 365], "Suvorov for leisurely conversation in Tatar tent" [A. Novoselov-Khmelnytsky Shevchenko in Russian illustrated edition // Dnieper. – 1964. – ¹ 6. – p. 121 – 122], "Suvorov in Tatar tent" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 22. – ¹ 41].

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 116 – 117 (image), p. 400 (note).