Strelbytsky, Ivan

Image - The copper plate for Ivan Strelbytsky: The Transfiguration with View of the [Novhorod-Siverskyi] Transfiguration Cathedral (1695). Image - The copper plate for Ivan Strelbytsky: The Source of Life (1695).

Strelbytsky, Ivan [Стрельбицький, Іван; Strel’byc’kyj], b and d ? Copper engraver. From 1695 to 1709 he worked in Kyiv (for the Kyivan Cave Monastery Press) and Chernihiv (for the Chernihiv Press), where he created many portrait, mythological, and panegyrical engravings. His works include portraits of Hetman Petro Doroshenko, Archimandrite Mykhailo Vuiakhevych-Vysochynsky of the Kyivan Cave Monastery (1695), Archimandrite M. Lezhaisky (with a view of the Novhorod-Siverskyi Cathedral), and Metropolitan Varlaam Yasynsky (1707). He illustrated Ioan Maksymovych's alphabet in rhymes (1705) and created 23 engravings for B. Hefden's Tsarskii put’ kresta Hospodnia (The Royal Way of the Lord's Cross, 1709).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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