On February 7, the album "Napoleon Orda" was presented in Syomkovo. An event dedicated to the birthday of the artists Napoleon Orda and Joseph Peshka took place at the "Uyut Valley" agro-estate.
The presentation of the album "Napoleon Orda" was made by its compiler and author of the introductory article Alexander Susha, Deputy Director General of the National Library of Belarus, Director for Research and Publishing.
Alexander Susha said that the National Library of Belarus has the largest collection of engravings by Napoleon Orda in our country. The collection of lithographs presents Belarusian landscapes of Grodno, Vilna, Vitebsk, Minsk and Mogilev provinces, as well as images made abroad: in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania. The engravings were created at the lithographic enterprise of Maximilian Fayans in 1873-1883.
For the first time in the album, 190 engravings from the funds of the National Library have been collected and presented. The images of the native land, recorded by Napoleon Orda a century and a half ago, remain one of the most valuable visual sources for national history.
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