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Portrait of an unknown girl in the necklace

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an unknown girl in the necklace. 1840. [St. Petersburg].
Watercolour. 32,0 × 18,5 cm.
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, ¹ g-767.

Right at the bottom obsolete author's date and signature in pencil: 1840 // Shevchenko; at left elbow barely noticeable two letters: FV

Scientific description provided and reproduced in 1961 [T. Shevchenko Complete Works: in 10 volumes. – K., 1961. – Vol. 7, bk. 1. – p. 13. – ¹ 23]

For depicted person has been suggested that her was painted also as "Woman in bed" [Story Taras Shevchenko "Artist": illustrations, documents, album. – Kiev, 1989. – p. 255].

Storage areas: property of M.N. Bykovska (Starodub, Bryansk region, Russia); from 1934 – Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv), from 1948 – State Museum of T.H. Shevchenko (Kyiv).

N.M. Klimenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: ed. of Acad. Sci. of UkrSSR, 1961, t. 7, bk. 1, ¹ 23 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 377 (notes).