1899, Strelna near St Petersburg — 1961, Moscow

The Taking of Sevastopol


  • oil on canvas. 317 х 494,5
  • Ж-5577

  • Received in 1949 via the Committee for Art, Council of Ministers of the USSR

The painting was shown in 1948 at the all-union art exhibition in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow dedicated to the Soviet military’s 30th anniversary. The artist received a 3rd-degree State Prize for this exemplary work of the Soviet battle-painting genre, which in this case intersects with the historical genre, since it depicts a real historic event. The painting records the climactic moment in one of the key episodes of the Second World War, the liberation of Sevastopol from enemy occupation.

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