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Peter the Great, at the Capture of Narva, (painting)

Artist:
Trumbull Colonel
Subject:
Peter The Great
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1811
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 31
London, 1811. "Peter, on this occasion, gave an example which ought to have gained him the affection of all his subjects. He ran every where in person, to put a stop to the pillage and slaughter,--rescued several women out of the clutches of the brutal soldiery, and after having with his own hand killed two of those ruffians, who refused to obey his orders, he enters the town-house, whither the citizens had run in crowds for shelter, and laying his sword, yet reeking with blood, upon the table.--'This sword,' said he, 'is not stained with the blood of your fellow-citizens, but with that of my own soldiers, which I have spilt to save your lives.'"--Voltaire's Life of Peter the Great. [Pp. 30-31.]
Catalogue of Paintings of Colonel Trumbull, including eight subjects of the American Revolution, with near two hundred and fifty Portraits of persons distinguished in that important period painted by him from the Life, now exhibiting in the Gallery of Yale College, New-Haven. New-Haven: Printed by J. Peck, 1835.
Topic:
History--Russia--Northern War
Portrait male
Ethnic
Occupation--Political
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
Control number:
AECI 04040031
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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