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Sitter in different postures. Etudes

Taras Shevchenko. Sitter in different…

Taras Shevchenko. Sitter in different postures. Etudes. Academy of Arts students. Outline. [1839 – 1840, no later than April. St. Petersburg].
Paper, pencil. 21,7 × 28,7 cm
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, ¹ g – 412.

On the back -"Sleeping woman. "Plaster cast boy head." Etudes. Other sketches.

On the upper right is marked with ink: Number 102… (before restoration in 1955 one can read as number 102, VII); bottom right in pencil: p. 101 (number after G.M. Chestahivsky's description).

In etudes drawed sitter Martian in two postures. It is shown in figure by M.I. Scotty [Diary of artist A.N. Mokrytsky / Compiled by N.L. Pryjmak. – M., 1975. – Tab. 29].

Dated as the pictures on the back.

In the description of Shevchenko's drawings, which were in his academic workshops, prepared in 1861 by G.M. Chestahivsky, registered under number 101.

Scientific description provided in 1900 [Catalog of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity / arranged by B.D. Grinchenko. – Chernigov, 1900. – T. 2. – p. 173. – ¹ 170].

Reproduced for the first time in 1932 by A.P. Novitsky with name "Academic class" [T. Shevchenko Complete Works. – [Kharkiv, 1932. – T. 8]. – p. 25. – ¹ 202. – Tab. 132].

Storage areas: from April 1861 – property of M.M.Lazarevsky, later purchased by St. Petersburg's Ukrainian community, not earlier than July 1861 – A.O. Kozachkovsky, not later than 1875 came to V.P. Kakhovski; from 1891 Kakhovski family, not later than 1893 transferred to S.D. Brazol; since 1898 – a collection of V. Tarnowsk³; from 1899 – V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities, 1925 – Chernihiv Historical Museum, from 1932 – Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv), from 1948 – State Museum of T.H. Shevchenko (Kyiv).

Exhibition: 1974. Kyiv. Works from the collection of Taras Shevchenko [Artworks in own collection of Taras Shevchenko: Exhibition Catalogue. – K., 1974. – p. 9].

I.M. Verykivska

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: ed. of Acad. Sci. of UkrSSR, 1961, t. 7, bk. 2, ¹ 242 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 429 (notes).