- Museum number
- Object: General Field Marshal Prince Italisky Count Alexander Vasilovitch Souvoroff
Portrait; full-length standing to right, head turned to left, gesturing outwards with his hat in his left hand, a sword in his right, wearing military uniform, sash, stars, medal and powdered hair; in a barren landscape with cavalry descending a hill in the background; after Atkinson.
- Production date
- 1763-1822 (circa)
Height: 644 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 287 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The full inscription, according to the Lennox-Boyd database, gives the artists' names as here, the title incorporated into a dedication from Walker to 'Paul the 1st. Emperor and Autocrater of all the Russias', and 'Engraved from the original picture by J.A. Atkinson. // Published by Ja.s Walker St. Petersburg and W.m Brown No. 51 Green Street Grosvenor Square London.'
One of a number of plates by Walker which are listed in a catalogue of a sale at Sotheby's, 29/11/1822: 'Mezzotinto Plates by Mr. Walker, Engraver to the Emperor Alexander, together with the remaining impressions of the copperplates which were lost.'. A portrait of Suvarov, and other plates, were 'never before published.' There is also a smaller plate by Walker of Suvarov (2010,7081.3499)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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