A Battle with the Turks


This picture, like many others in the British Library’s collection, was printed in Sytin’s printing house in Moscow. By the 1880s, its owner, Ivan Sytin (1851-1934), was already the most popular and successful publisher of lubok pictures in Russia. He also published cheap popular books for workers and peasants, text-books and children’s literature. The quality of this print is much better than many images from other printing houses – more colours and shades are neatly matched and more small details are available for the viewer. In the bottom left corner of the picture one can see ‘N96’. This means that by the beginning of 1915 (the date of publication) Sytin’s printing house had produced over 90 war lubok pictures.

Full title:
A Battle with the Turks
Ivan Sytin, Moscow
Poster / Illustration
Held by:
British Library

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