Peter the Great crossing the Neva river. There is a widespread legend that on November 5, returning on a yacht from a trip to the Ladoga Canal, near the village of Lakhty, Peter found a boat with women and children running aground in stormy weather and began to rescue them. In the icy water, he caught a cold and then became ill until his death. This is a myth: Peter was already in St. Petersburg on October 27.
Made by Johannes Alexander Rudolph Best after Steuben.
Steel engraving, aquatint toning on wove paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 25.7 x 19.7 cm (10.12 x 7.76 inch). Image size: 24.5 x 18.5 cm. (9.65 x 7.28 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Paperloss left corner below. Creases in upper right corner. Waterstain in reverse. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PETER THE GREAT-NEVA RIVER-STORM
This attractive print was published ca 1825.