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Taras Shevchenko

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With khan Shahin Giray

Taras Shevchenko. With khan Shahin Giray

Taras Shevchenko. With khan Shahin Giray.
[1841, late – 1842, the beginning. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 8,7 × 7,5 cm
Reproduced on page 84 of the book "History of Suvorov".

On the left below the artist's signature: Shevchenko; right signatures engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ANDRE W BEST LELOIR.

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

Illustration to text on page 83 the book, where stories about Suvorov met with Khan Shahin Giray in Bakhchissaray Palace after the Russian regiments enter in the Crimea.

Architectural elements, wall paintings and figure Tatar in turbans, depicted in the background prints, close to ones drawed later in watercolor "In the harem".

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 talks with Crimean khan" [Literary Gazette. – 1842. – 20 December], "Suvorov in Bakhchisaray" [Anisov V. Life of Suvorov in illustrations by T.H. Shevchenko // Soviet Ukraine. – 1950. – 18 March], "Suvorov with the Crimean Khan Shahin Giray" [Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: 1961, vol. 7, Bk. 1. – p. 22. – № 45] and others.

V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 122 – 123 (image), p. 401 (note).