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Self-portraits

Taras Shevchenko loved to paint his self-portraits and drew them throughout life. The vast majority of his paintings "framed" by portraits of 1840 and 1861. Notably, all self-portraits are very realistic, Shevchenko does not attempt to provide a better, grander, more romantic image than he was in life.

In this series we included only self-portraits, those genre pictures, where Shevchenko among characters draws himself, given in the total set of his works.

In this series we have also included photographs of Shevchenko and his lifetime portraits by other painters. We understand the difference between these images and self portraits, but because, first, these images a bit, and secondly, some photo samples served for Shevchenko's portraits (as noted in the corresponding comments).

T.H.Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [1840, January - February. St. Petersburg]. Oil on canvas. 43 : 35 (oval). Taras Shevchenko National Museum, ¹ zh-104.

Self-portrait 1840

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. Paper, ink (07/22: 18.4 6 cm). [Yagotin]. [23 - 26.XI] 1843.

Self-portrait 1843

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait with a candle. [Peterburg]. [Not earlier than Jun] 1860. Paper, etching, aquatint 16.4: 13; 22.5: 16.2, (43: 31.1 6 cm).

Self-portrait with a candle, 1845

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Potoky village]. [End of the August 1845]. Paper, pencil (17: 13.3 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1845

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Orsk]. [23.VI - XII in 1847]. Paper, pencil (12.7: 9.9 inches).

Self-portrait 1847

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. Orenburg. [Not later than] 29 Nov 1849. Paper, Sepia (24: 18.1 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1849

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Orenburg]. [Not later than 29 Dec 1849]. Paper, Sepia (16: 13 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1849

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Orenburg]. [XI 1849 - IV 1850]. Paper, Sepia (15: 12.9 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1850

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [VII - VIII in 1851]. Bristol stained paper, Italian pencil, white (22.1: 17.7 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1851

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Novopetrovsk fortification]. [1851 .. 1853]. Paper, Sepia.

Self-portrait 1853

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Nizhny Novgorod]. [Not later than 28. Nov] 1857. Stained paper, Italian and white pencil (31.4 : 24.6 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1857

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Nizhny Novgorod]. [Not later than 4 Jan] 1858. Stained paper, pencil and white Italian (25.5: 21.2 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1858

Taras Shevchenko. Photo by A.I.Denier, 1858

Photo 1858

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Peterburg]. [1859]. Oil on canvas (44.4 : 35.5 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1859

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait in a dark suit. [Petersburg]. [Not later than 14 Mar] 1860. Paper, etching 16.4: 12.3, (21.1: 13.1 6 cm).

Self-portrait in a dark suit, in 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait in a dark suit. [Petersburg]. [Not later than 14 Mar] 1860. Paper, etching, aquatint 13.6 : 10.2; 16.1 : 12.5; (31 : 21.5 6 cm).

Self-portrait in a dark suit, in 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait with a beard. [Petersburg]. [Not later than 4 Apr] 1860. Paper, etching 16.9: 12.5: 22: 16, (42.6: 31 6 cm).

Self-portrait with beard, in 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Self-Portrait in a light suit. [Petersburg]. 1860. Paper, etching 16.5: 12.5, (21: 13.6 6 cm).

Self-Portrait in a light suit, in 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait in a cap and sheepskin coat. [Peterburg]. [Not later than 4 Dec] 1860. Paper, etching 22.8: 17.8, 23.3: 18.4, (42.3: 31.3 6 cm).

Self-portrait in a cap and sheepskin coat, 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Photo 1860

Photo 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Photo 1860

Photo 1860 (2)

T. Shevchenko and G. Chestahivsky. Photo.

T.Shevchenko and G.Chestahivsky

Taras Shevchenko among friends. Photo. Left to right: O.M. Lazarevsky (?), M.M. Lazarevsky, T.H. Shevchenko, G.M. Chestahivsky, unknown.

Taras Shevchenko with friends

I.N. Kramskoy. Portrait of Taras Shevchenko.

I. Kramskoy. Portrait of Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Petersburg]. [Jan – Feb 1861]. Oil on canvas (59: 49 6 cm).

Self-portrait 1861

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