Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.
Once upon a time, any years ago,
A terrible battle raged near Narva.
Here the guard of Peter bravely fought
And our soldiers earned great glory.
Years have passed, and again Narva sees
Russian troops in combat,
Our guard destroying the Teutonic barbarian,
The Russian bayonet chasing him away.
A strong “hurrah!” rolls like a wave
Estonian or Russian: everyone rejoices,
And our soldiers celebrate their victory,
Just as they celebrated in the days of Peter!
179.3 × 85.7 cm (70 5/8 × 33 3/4 in.)
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
Extended information about this artwork
Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.