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Historical detective. Fedot, but not that one!

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Historical detective. Fedot, but not that one!

Yes, who does not know (okay, someone may not know) the gallant partisan, poet, swordsman, hussar Denis Davydov? Many people know from the films. But I bet that many have not read Davydov, this is not fashionable in our time.


In general, the poetry of Denis Davydov is unique. A lot of poems are read, let's say, hard. But there are verses that are quite enjoyable. Before starting your basic historical trial, I will quote one of the poems that I like. Not just like that, but as a touch to the portrait of Davadov.

Hussar confession
I repent! I have been a hussar for a long time, always a hussar,
And with a gray mustache - all a slave of a young habit:
I love riotous noise, minds, speeches fire
And loud champagne tricks.
From my youth, the enemy of prim pleasures, -
I feel stuffy at feasts without will and plowing.
Give me a chorus of gypsies! Give me an argument and laughter
And a pillar of smoke from the pipe puff!

I'm running a century of gatherings, where life is in one foot,
Where favors are carried by weight
Where is frankness in shackles
Where body and soul are under pressure;
Where arrogance and meanness, nobleman and slave,
Where epaulettes obscure the whirlwind of dance,
Where so much sweat under the pillows ...
Where so many belly are tightened in corsets!

But I won't say that on a crazy day
I did not sin either, I did not visit the fashion circle;
So as not to seek to sit under the blessed shadow
Stout storytellers and gossips;
So that fights with the wits of the Bonton run away,
Or through the curls of an inflamed lanita
I would not hum love in a whisper
To a beauty tired of a mazurka.

But that is a raid, a swoop; I give him a moment,
And again favorite habits triumph!
And I'm in a hurry to my hussar family,
Where more champagne tricks are popping.
Down with hooks, from throat to navel!
Where are the pipes? .. Veisya, smoke, in a daring expanse!
Roskoshavay, merry crowd,
In a living and fraternal willfulness!

Hope you enjoyed it. There is everything that we are used to understanding by the words "Hussar Denis Davydov": hussars, brotherhood, booze, balls, beauties, the sound of spurs and sabers, and so on ad infinitum.

And tell me, how do you like the author? A handsome colonel in snow-white leggings, a portrait that can still be found on the Internet at the appropriate request? Works by the great Russian portrait painter Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836), whom I consider to be really the best Russian portrait master. However, just look at what kind of people and how Kiprensky wrote, you will understand everything yourself. Recommend.

The whole point is that the portrait above is not Denis Davydov.

Yes, this portrait, simply magnificent, painted in 1809, depicts a certain hussar colonel. All of himself handsome, confident, powerful. Agree, if you take what we know about Denis Davydov from films - well, it's better not to come up with an illustration.

There is such a thing in human psychology. When you have not personally seen a person, you know him only by the same poems or songs - it is very difficult not to finish drawing everything in your head yourself, especially if your imagination works fine.

And now the great portrait painter Orest Adamovich Kiprensky writes a portrait of a hussar named Davydov.

And in 1826 in St. Petersburg, in the Winter Palace, the exhibition "Military Gallery" was opened. And there were shown portraits of many commanders and military men, fortunately, the Patriotic War ended seemingly not so long ago, there was enough time to paint portraits and battle paintings.

However, the Gallery showed not a portrait of Kiprensky, but of George Doe (1781-1829).


The British portrait painter, very fashionable at the time, painted portraits of 329 officers and soldiers, participants in the Patriotic War, including portraits of Kutuzov, Barclay de Tolly and Davydov. And in the "Military Gallery" was precisely his portrait, and not the work of Kiprensky.

And Kiprensky? And Kiprensky, according to the documents of the Council of the Imperial Academy of Arts, received the title of academician in 1812. For a number of paintings, including "Life-Hussar Colonel Davydov". I draw your attention, just Colonel Davydov, no initials.

It is known for certain about Denis Davydov that in 1809, when our portrait was painted, Denis Vasilyevich was not only a colonel, he received the rank of captain only in 1810. And in the year the portrait was painted, he served with Prince Bagration as an adjutant in the rank of staff captain.

And here the question arises and the understanding that yes, according to all documents, the portrait is Davydov, but not Denis.

In addition, the hussar uniform in the portrait belongs to the colonel of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. To which Davydov had the most direct relationship, but his title was much lower. Yes, Denis Davydov became colonel, but in the ranks of the Akhtyrka hussar regiment. And there already the appearance of the hussars was somewhat different. And a little later, in 1812.


Hussars of the Akhtyrsky regiment, modern reconstruction

In those days, there was such a practice: the person depicted in the portrait had the right to redeem it. But the hussar colonel did not buy his portrait, and he stayed with Kiprensky. The artist took the portrait with him, trying to "attach" it. In 1831, Kiprensky tried to get a loan from Emperor Nicholas I in the amount of 20 thousand rubles on the security of eight paintings, including our portrait. Kiprensky was not given money, and he exhibited the portrait in 1832 and 1833 in various galleries in Italy.

In 1836 Orest Adamovich Kiprensky died. The paintings were sent from Rome to St. Petersburg, to the Academy of Arts. There, in the inventory, the document was listed as "Portrait of Davydov in a hussar uniform." Pay attention, not "Davydov's hussar", but "Davydov in a hussar's uniform," which made the situation even more confusing. And again without any initials.

In 1837, the Academy bought a number of paintings from the heirs of Kiprensky, including a portrait of Davydov.

The portrait began to be exhibited in various galleries at exhibitions. In the catalog of one of the exhibitions in Germany, in 1840, in German, the portrait was listed as "The image of the partisan Davydov." This is how the first error occurred.

The second happened in 1842, when in the catalog of the Academy of Arts itself the portrait was designated as "Portrait of D. Davydov".

In general, it is so logical. Husar Davydov? Hussar. Partisan in World War II? Partisan. So this is Denis Davydov.

By the way, the son of Denis Davydov, Nikolai, the leader of the nobility in Saratov, ordered a copy of his father's portrait from the Academy in 1874, and he was talking about a copy from the portrait by Kiprensky.

You see, even the closest relatives believed that Denis Davydov himself was in the portrait.

Silence and tranquility continued until our (almost) time. Until 1940, when an employee of the Tretyakov Gallery, Esther Atsarkina, found an entry in the register of Kiprensky's paintings in the archives. This was the same register that Kiprensky attached to the application for a loan to Nicholas the First.

The register included “Portrait of Ev. V. Davydov in a life-hussar uniform, almost a full-length painting. Written in 1809 in Moscow. "

Not Denis. Who? At first we thought - Evdokim Vasilyevich Davydov.


Brother, as you understand, Denis Vasilyevich, retired major general. But - cavalier guards. Which wearing a mustache was prohibited until 1832.

And it turns out that Denis did not fit in rank, and Evdokim did not fit in form.

But what do you think? Found another Davydov! In general, this surname was very rich in military officers. Time was like that on the one hand, and people corresponded to it, on the other.

In 1954, a group of researchers (V. Vavra, G. Gabaev and V. Yakubov) of the work of O. Kiprensky made the assumption that the portrait depicts Evgraf Vladimirovich Davydov (1775-1823).

Evgraf Davydov in 1798 ended up serving as a cornet in the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. On March 31, 1803, he became a colonel of this regiment. He took part in the campaign of 1805, commanded a squadron of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment, distinguished himself in the Battle of Austerlitz. He participated in the campaign of 1807, and in 1812 became the commander of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment.

He participated in the campaign of 1807, in 1812 he commanded the Life Guards Hussar regiment, in the battle of Leipzig (1813) E.V. Davydov was wounded by a grenade fragment in his right leg and was wounded by a cannonball in the head, on the same day he was blown off by a cannonball right hand and left leg knee-deep). Received a personal pension from Emperor Alexander I of 6 thousand rubles a year.

Evgraf Davydov died in September 1823. This explains the fact that Davydov could not redeem his portrait.

And since 1962, the painting is officially considered a portrait of Evgraf Davydov. Yes, for many years this portrait by Kiprensky was considered a portrait of Denis Davydov. But how could it be otherwise, if this is published in the catalog of one of the best museums in the world?

Yes, the compiler of the catalog, Andrei Ivanovich Somov, could take wishful thinking. Or they could "hint" to him, as it usually happened in our country.

There are, of course, opponents of this opinion. There are several versions, from rather serious to frankly conspiracy theories. And quite authoritative persons took part in the expressions of opinion “against”, but I think that here are the opinions of the opposite side.

Whatever the opponents of the version that the portrait is not Denis Davydov (the most serious version is not the coincidence of age in the portrait), the main proof is the following: the portrait depicts a colonel of the Life Guards Hussar regiment. And Denis Davydov has never been a colonel of the Hussar regiment.

The list of colonels of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment has been preserved, and Denis Vasilyevich Davydov is not there. And Evgraf Vladimirovich Davydov is. And they are relatives, this explains the similarity in the portraits.

Some researchers were interested in the question why Evgraf Davydov did not buy his portrait. A variety of versions were also built on this.

Obviously, Evgraf Vladimirovich ... was just busy! He almost continuously participated in various campaigns along with his regiment, which was considered one of the best. And in 1813 Evgraf Davydov was not at all up to the portrait. Judging by the way he got it at the Battle of Leipzig.

By that time, Kiprensky had simply left Russia in 1816. And he lived in Europe. And pretty soon the original portrait passed away.

Actually, that's the whole story of Davydov's portrait. In general, it is not so important now, Denis, Evgraf, Evdokim. The Davydovs have long gone down in history as one of the most remarkable military names in Russia. But the fact that, as a result of the work done by art historians, one can say for sure who is depicted in the portrait is useful.

And the story turned out to be quite interesting.

Sources:
V. Vavra, G. Gabaev, V. Yakubov “New attribution of O.A. Kiprensky ", 1954
Smirnov V. "More about the portrait of Davydov by O. Kiprensky", 1968
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  1. ammunition
    ammunition 5 May 2021 05: 03
    +4
    " Hussars of the Akhtyrsky regiment, modern reconstruction "

    Did the hussars of the Akhtyrka regiment really have such beefy faces ... such belly ... and generally fat? All the same, it was light cavalry. request
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 5 May 2021 05: 18
      +8
      Burtsov: summoning to punch
      Burtsov, era, bully,
      Dear drinking companion!
      For God's sake and ... arak
      Visit my house!
      There are no beggars in it at the doorstep,
      It has no mirrors, vases, paintings,
      And the owner, thank God,
      Not a great lord.
      He is a hussar, and does not let
      Tinsel dust in my eyes;
      He, brother, replaces
      All sofas are oats.
      There are no incense burners, maybe
      But a pipe with tobacco;
      No paintings, yes they will be replaced
      A tashka with a royal monogram!
      Instead of a mirror shines
      Clear saber stripe:
      He only corrects it
      Two kind mustaches.
      And in place of beautiful vases,
      White marble, large
      On the table are terrible
      Five glasses of punch!
      They are full, I assure you
      Heavenly heat is hidden in them.
      Come - I expect -
      Prove that you are a hussar.
      turn
      Author: D. V. Davydov
    2. Cowbra
      Cowbra 5 May 2021 06: 11
      +9
      Beauty standards were different. Until about the middle of the last century already. There is a belly - it means he is not starving, so to speak, a strong, solid man ... But the artist could have embellished it at once. If he painted a colonel of hussars in the form of a "pale youth, with a burning gaze," it would be considered a caricature. This would suit Lermontov, they say, all in Empyrean, and feeds on acridae
      1. ammunition
        ammunition 5 May 2021 06: 31
        +4
        Quote: Cowbra
        Beauty standards were different. Until about the middle of the last century already. There is a belly - it means ....... And the artist could embellish at a time.

        I’m not talking about pictures of hussars !! The pictures are just wonderful. About reenactors The third photo is from the top. Modern reenactors.
        Alas!!! now we ... many of us have both belly and excess weight. I don’t even know - why is that? Whether from chemical food ... or from the fact that no one cares about physical education? Even 40 years ago, 5-10 km around our town, everything was covered with ski tracks .. and people (children and adults) were countless on skis .. and now there is almost no one.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 5 May 2021 06: 43
          +6
          And about this - everything is simpler. There were several times fewer cars, and public transport) It is faster to get there than to wait for it. And then even a single outing into nature will not help in any way - since you sit in an auto chair, then in an office, then in a dining room for six months, and the maximum dash - to the toilet, skiing is not fun for you - but murder, once you try - and no more foot ...
          1. ammunition
            ammunition 5 May 2021 07: 05
            +2
            Quote: Cowbra
            And about this - everything is simpler. There were several times fewer cars, and public transport) ..... if you sit in a car seat for half a year, then in an office, then in a dining room, ...... skiing is not fun for you - but murder, once you try - and no more foot.

            Ehma !! If it were that easy. sad
            Here (just below), Yuri Vasilievich posted a video - "Poor Schmidt, fifteen lines .."
            Look at it .. look at the children at their desks !! Look carefully. 40 years ago, all children were like that.
            And now ? now more than half of children are overweight .. and with a shapeless figure.
            And children do not sit in offices .. ehma !!!!
            1. alekSASHKA-36
              alekSASHKA-36 8 May 2021 10: 47
              0
              Children sitting at home for gadgets.
    3. Vend
      Vend 5 May 2021 15: 31
      +3
      It is very interesting, I did not know, but from the history books I was always closer to the portrait of George Doe.
    4. Martin
      Martin 5 May 2021 16: 13
      +3
      Quote: ammunition
      All the same, it was light cavalry.

      Do you think that everyone was fat in the heavy? lol
      1. Saxahorse
        Saxahorse 5 May 2021 23: 13
        +1
        Quote: Martyn
        Do you think that everyone was fat in the heavy?

        Judging by the size of the skinny cuirasses, it was not a lot there. laughing
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 5 May 2021 05: 41
    +8
    Interesting story ...
    And interestingly so in the Life - Guards: from a cornet to a colonel in just five years!
    Almost like here on VO - others comment a year before the "generals")))
    On my own behalf, I’ll add - I’m glad that Davydov’s poetry is not included in the school curriculum. It is really not easy to read, and if you were forced to teach! ...
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 5 May 2021 06: 45
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And interestingly so in the Life - Guards: from a cornet to a colonel in just five years!

      Interesting? You never know such ... Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev: drafted in September 1914, and in September 1918 - chief of the division ... Arkady Petrovich Golikov: at the end of December 1918 enlisted in the Red Army - in March 1921 - regiment commander ...
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Interesting story ...

      She is also amused by the fact that she has not received fame even among our generation. And I remember in some textbook, in the section The Patriotic War of 1812, this portrait (at the beginning of the article) was designated by the portrait of Denis Davydov. How can we not recall "We'll Live Until Monday" and Ilya Semyonovich's lesson about Lieutenant Schmidt Petr Petrovich:

      Thank you for the article. Some people think that "Napoleon" is a cake.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 5 May 2021 06: 53
        +8
        Not a fact - some people think that "cognac"! laughing
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 5 May 2021 06: 54
          +4
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          Not a fact - some people think that "cognac"! laughing

          That's right, there is such an option ... drinks
          1. Free wind
            Free wind 5 May 2021 09: 32
            +4
            What are cognacs and cakes? This is a phrase from one of the questions on the Russian language exam. What did the elephant do when he came to the field?
      2. Captain45
        Captain45 5 May 2021 15: 05
        +1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Interesting? You never know such ... Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev: drafted in September 1914, and in September 1918 - chief of the division ... Arkady Petrovich Golikov: at the end of December 1918 enlisted in the Red Army - in March 1921 - regiment commander ...

        And nothing that at this time there was a breakdown of social relations and who was nobody, he became everything. And during the period described, nothing of the kind happened, they served as expected, but someone was faster than the others. Apparently the paw of the Pope was shaggy or the aunt liked the Emperor.
        1. Looking for
          Looking for 5 May 2021 15: 47
          -1
          at the beginning of the 19th century, nothing has changed, until you have served a year. You will get the next title of horseradish.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 5 May 2021 08: 28
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      I am glad that Davydov's poetry is not included in the school curriculum. It is really not easy to read, and if you were forced to teach! ...

      Well, first of all, you can always select some works that are acceptable by “caressing the ear”. And secondly, even today it would be useful to read the fable "Head and Legs". Or is it too "rr-revolutionary" in our "democratic age?"
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 5 May 2021 08: 29
        +3
        Quote: Egoza
        it would be helpful to read

        Denis Davydov
        Head and legs
        Tired of running daily
        On the dirt, on the sand, on the hard pavement,
        Once the legs are very angry
        Talked to Golova:
        “How unhappy we are, my God,
        That centuries are condemned to obey you!
        Day, night, autumn, spring,
        Only thought you, if you please run, drag
        There, here, where you are going;
        And to this still, shrouded in stockings,
        Treads and boots,
        You destroy us, like reference convicts
        And, sitting upstairs, you just blink;
        Still, if you were to the Feet
        Was more respectful for their unchanging work;
        So no! when you are conjugated with the soul,
        We carry to the solemn gods
        Then you cherish us; but only entered home -
        Then Legs, as you say,
        As if they didn’t go "
        - “Silence! - then the Head told them - to be silent!
        Or my strength does not frighten you!
        Tramps! do you think
        When I once identified a place
        Nature is higher than you, then to command! "
        - “Well, very good! let you command
        At least I wouldn't have pushed us everywhere,
        And your whims are unbearable to please!
        Yes, between us, after all, to confess
        If you have the right to rule us,
        We also have every right to stumble;
        And we can sometimes, stumbling, - how to be? -
        Break your power against a stone! "

        Everyone knows the meaning of this fable ...
        But it should - huh! - to be silent: - who is all chatting.
      2. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 5 May 2021 16: 15
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        Well, firstly, you can always select some works that acceptable by "caress the ear"

        I catch the word:

        And there is also a moment from the film "Height", where Nikolai Pasechnik came to invite Katya to the circus.
    3. Sertorius
      Sertorius 5 May 2021 08: 28
      +3
      And interestingly so in the Life - Guards: from a cornet to a colonel in just five years!

      There is nothing surprising here. Paul I tried to resolve the situation with the guards, who were two ranks higher than the army. The tsar considered it right that, starting with the squadron commanders, the guards officers were already listed at the army level. So in 5 years the hero of the article rose to the rank of captain, received an escadron and, along with him, a colonel. Yes. The careers under Paul were steep: both upward and vice versa.
      1. Looking for
        Looking for 5 May 2021 15: 48
        0
        do not fantasize.
        1. Sertorius
          Sertorius 6 May 2021 07: 29
          +1
          don't fantasize

          Evgraf, with the rank of colonel, commanded a squadron of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment at Austerlitz. Sablukov in 4 months from the second lieutenant of the Horse Guards regiment also became a colonel, but he never commanded the regiment. Only a squadron.
          So, you can blurt out anything here, but search, Mr. Seeker? Books of the states of the guard of that time: PSZRI 19.480 and 19.420. All squadron commanders are colonels. The next highest rank is the captain. Who is the dreamer here?
    4. kalibr
      kalibr 5 May 2021 12: 36
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      It is really not easy to read, and even if you were forced to teach!.

      He has a wonderful fable "Head and Legs". It was because of her that the king disliked him and did not spoil him with ranks.
    5. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
      Andrey Krasnoyarsky 6 May 2021 16: 13
      +1
      With regard to Denis Vasilyevich's poems, Pushkin, with his characteristic malice, expressed himself as follows: Generals think that he is a good poet, and poets think that he is a good general. This, however, did not prevent Pushkin and Davydov from remaining friends.
  3. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 5 May 2021 05: 55
    +8
    Also known is the lithographic portrait of Davydov by Karl Gampeln.
  4. Olgovich
    Olgovich 5 May 2021 06: 03
    +5
    Yes, who does not know (okay, someone may not know) the brave partisan, poet, slicker, hussar Denis Davydov

    besides, he was a happy father of whole nine children whom he passionately loved.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 5 May 2021 09: 42
      +6
      Moscow, Novodevichy Convent, a monument at the grave of Denis Davydov.

      And literally two steps away is the modest grave of General Alexei Alekseevich Brusilov.

      Good morning Andrey. hi
  5. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 5 May 2021 06: 19
    +3
    A worthy husband ... did a lot of useful things for his country ... well, booze, champagne and poetry smile Well, everyone has their own shortcomings.
    Yesenin also drank in taverns ... Mom, do not worry.
  6. vladcub
    vladcub 5 May 2021 06: 37
    +3
    I recognized Roman's style from the first paragraph.
  7. Korsar4
    Korsar4 5 May 2021 06: 43
    +6
    "Jomini da Jomini,
    And not half a word about vodka ”(s).
  8. vladcub
    vladcub 5 May 2021 06: 51
    +4
    "A copy of his father's portrait" comes out, did Nikolai Denisovich Davydov know the biography of his father badly?
  9. Senior seaman
    Senior seaman 5 May 2021 07: 46
    +6
    Hmm, that this is not a portrait of Denis Vasilyevich, but of his relative, Evgraf Vladimirovich, I first read back in the late 80s in some illustrated magazine like Rabotnitsa.
    In general, the genus was quite branched. There was another Davydov of about the same age who served in the hussars. Vasily Lvovich Davydov is a cousin, or as the cousin of Denis Vasilyevich used to say then. He, among other things, was a Decembrist and, like Annenkov, sung in cinema, was combined with an unequal marriage with a spouse.
    In general, the story is not so complicated, but Roman is true to himself :))))
  10. Richard
    Richard 5 May 2021 07: 55
    +6
    The Russian diplomat Apollinarius Petrovich Butenev (later - a member of the State Council, an actual privy councilor), who happened to be near Leipzig in October 1813, personally saw how the soldiers carried Evgraf Davydov from the battlefield. He writes in his memoirs, published in the "Russian Archive" for 1883, that the seriously wounded man managed to survive and even married a Saxon who looked after him. In 1816 Evgraf Vladimirovich had a daughter, Varvara;
  11. Undecim
    Undecim 5 May 2021 07: 56
    +6
    The author decided to create another detective story.
    The second happened in 1842, when in the catalog of the Academy of Arts itself the portrait was designated as "Portrait of D. Davydov".
    Yes, the compiler of the catalog, Andrei Ivanovich Somov, could take wishful thinking. Or they could "hint" to him, as it usually happened in our country.

    In 1842, Andrei Ivanovich Somov was 12 years old and he studied at the 4th Petersburg (Larin) gymnasium and did not participate in the publication of the Catalog of the Museum of the Academy of Arts due to his tender age.
  12. Richard
    Richard 5 May 2021 08: 04
    +8
    E.V. Davydov was wounded by a grenade fragment in his right leg and was wounded by a cannonball in the head, on the same day his right hand and left leg were torn off by a cannonball). Received a personal pension from Emperor Alexander I of 6 thousand rubles a year.

    And what would be absolutely certain - Emperor Alexander the First assigned a doctor to Davydov for care and treatment, he was given an allowance for healing wounds in six thousand rubles and granted the same pension of 6 thousand rubles a year. In addition, on February 20, 1818, by decree of the emperor, the wounded general was granted a lump sum of 50 thousand rubles in banknotes. In the same 1818, the emperor assigned captain Petrov to Davydov "for help and personal assignments" and 350 acres of 1920 yards of land, as well as part of the former of the state-owned Kashirskaya zaseki, measured to the village of Tyutkovo - 151 tithes 1354 sazhens.
  13. Richard
    Richard 5 May 2021 08: 05
    +5
    In the "Russian Archive" for 1877, book 1, a letter was published on April 21, 1814 from the Russian Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, married to the Duchess of Saxe-Weimarn, to Princess Varvara Alekseevna Repnina-Volkonskaya, wife of Prince Nikolai Grigorievich Repnin-Volkonsky , who at that time ruled Saxony with the title of Viceroy (Evgraf was familiar with him), with the desire to fulfill his request - for this, Princess Repnina should receive a box with an artificial leg for her compatriot Davydov and she was instructed to deliver it to the crippled warrior together with the German description that was attached to this letter. “It seems to me and I dare to hope that it is done well. I will be happy if she makes it easier, ”writes Maria Pavlovna.
  14. Richard
    Richard 5 May 2021 08: 30
    +2
    Lifetime portraits of Denis Davydov
    George Doe... Portrait of Denis Vasilievich Davydov

    V. Langer. Portrait of Denis Davydov, 1819

    V. Langer. Portrait of Denis Davydov, 1824

    V. Langer. Portrait of Denis Davydov, 1832
  15. Free wind
    Free wind 5 May 2021 10: 16
    +1
    Completely ignorant in this matter, And how do you determine the ranks in the pictures? If it's not a secret, of course. On the top photo and shoulder straps are not missing, but you say the colonel. The sitter, of course, threw the artist on the grandmother. There was enough money for tights and a pinjack with a saber, but there was no more money left for a portrait. probably drank. By the way, the saber is usually about 70-80 cm long, according to the portrait it is half the height of a husar, what is the height of this respectable man?
    1. Richard
      Richard 5 May 2021 14: 41
      +4
      How do you define ranks in pictures? If it's not a secret, of course.

      on the hussar knots on the chakchirs:

      well and, accordingly, according to the number of stars on these nodes

      For a good question - to you +
      1. motorized rifle
        motorized rifle 5 May 2021 20: 58
        0
        on the hussar knots on the chakchirs:

        It looks like the person posing for the very first portrait, he didn't wear chakchira! He is depicted in "podhakchirniki", just kidding, he is in leggings. And there are no chakchirs, there are no knots, and, accordingly, the identification of his title by this sign. Maybe you can determine something based on the zooms on the cuffs
      2. alekSASHKA-36
        alekSASHKA-36 8 May 2021 11: 14
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        And where are the stars in the pictures, or do they look somehow special?
  16. Captain45
    Captain45 5 May 2021 12: 03
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    Here forever these people Esther Atsarkina[muddy the water. Like Vysotsky: "Yes, it's their thin devils who are bermudding water in the pond." And yet - a dashing career for a serviceman: Evgraf Davydov in 1798 he got to serve as a cornet in the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. March 31, 1803 became colonel this regiment. Five years from the cornet - the first officer's rank of the cavalryman, to the colonel. What did he do? And there were no wars at that time, really ...
    1. Richard
      Richard 5 May 2021 14: 18
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      Evgraf Davydov in 1798 ended up serving as a cornet in the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. On March 31, 1803, he became a colonel of this regiment.

      This is not entirely true. The biggest position that Evgraf Davydov held in the Life Guards Hussar Regiment was squadron commander with the rank of colonel. And for his distinction in the battle of Kulm, he was promoted to major general on August 24, 1813 and appointed colonel (commander) of the Lubensky hussar regiment.

      What did he do? And there were no wars at that time

      He took part in the campaign of 1805, distinguished himself at the Battle of Austerlitz, participated in the campaigns of 1807 and 1812, was seriously wounded by buckshot in his left arm at the Battle of Ostrovno. He returned to service in the spring of 1813, fought at Lutsen and Kulm. He was mutilated in the battle of Leipzig. I had to fight in full
      1. Captain45
        Captain45 5 May 2021 15: 18
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        Quote: Richard

        What did he do? And there were no wars at that time

        He took part in the 1805 campaign, distinguished himself at the Battle of Austerlitz, participated in the 1807 and 1812 campaigns, was seriously wounded by buckshot in his left arm at the Battle of Ostrovno.

        The company was in 1805, and, as the article says, he became a colonel in 1803, two years before the company. So the question is, for what merits? How did he distinguish himself so much? I understand that he was a squadron commander and was examined by E.I.V. flashed with daring and bearing, for which the sovereign-emperor graciously deigned to command and make a hussar-grunt to colonel, but this is not said about it.
        1. Looking for
          Looking for 5 May 2021 16: 10
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          here you already have doubts about his track record. The next question. which you ask yourself, was DENISOV such a hero? Another similar article, and many will have a question, was Denis Davydov RUSSIAN ??? Or maybe it was a glorious. "Kind" Briton ... who took a Russian pseudonym. So maybe Napoleon was really destroyed in Russia not by the Russians, but by the brave British. ??? That's how such publications distort and defile the GREAT RUSSIAN HISTORY. And we help this revisionists.
        2. Richard
          Richard 5 May 2021 16: 16
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          and, as the article says, he became a colonel in 1803, two years before the company.

          This is the whole trick. Except in this article, and in the wiki, it does not appear anywhere anymore. Neither Brokause nor the Soviet Military Encyclopedia. Especially I even got into the military imperial encyclopedia of Sytin in 1912. There, about his colonel's shoulder straps for 1803, too - nothing

          here is p. # 572 of the 8th volume of Sytin's encyclopedia

          IMHO, the author simply copied this production to colonels in 1803 from Wiki, or from another resource that copied this data from there. Sytin would definitely note such a production.
          Best regards hi
          1. Sam SeM
            Sam SeM 6 May 2021 20: 11
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            but why Sytin has Evgraf VASILIEVICH, and not Vladimirovich Davydov? Ochepyatka?
            1. Richard
              Richard 6 May 2021 20: 24
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              I can not know. But we are talking about this person. You can check it yourself
              Link to free reading online - https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/Voennaya_encyclopedia_(Sytin,_1911-1915)/ВТ/Slovnik

              It is very convenient - in volumes. Choose volume 8 and further "D" hi
  17. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse 5 May 2021 23: 21
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    What makes us drunk more wine
    Horses, women, power and war! (c) D. Davydov.
  18. Pavel57
    Pavel57 6 May 2021 13: 19
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    Completely confused, which portrait of Denis Davydov is true, is there such?
  19. YEHU
    YEHU 6 May 2021 14: 46
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    Davydov, seconded to the Caucasus, having attended the ball, wrote about the dancing generals
    we bear the same burden
    only our lot is different
    you are left to the tribe
    I'm sent to slaughter

    he was ironic
  20. alekSASHKA-36
    alekSASHKA-36 8 May 2021 10: 43
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    Roman, as always, everything is very interesting!