12 June 2008
Getman Petro Doroshenko inscribed in Cyrillic on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 59 by 48.5 cm.
Getman Petro Doroshenko (1627–1698) was a Cossack political and military leader, Hetman of Right-bank Ukraine (1665–1672) and Muscovite voyevoda. Petro Doroshenko died in 1698 near Volokolamsk. To this day he remains a controversial figure in Ukrainian history. Some consider him a national hero who wanted an independent Ukraine, while to others he was a power hungry Cossack Hetman who offered Ukraine to a Muslim Sultan in exchange for hereditary overlordship of his native land.
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