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Taras Shevchenko

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Blind. Sketch

Taras Shevchenko. Blind. Sketch

Taras Shevchenko. "Blind" ("Captives"). Sketch. Pencil on paper (22,7 × 18,4 cm). [Yagotin]. [23 – 26 Nov 1843].

On the right – three outline figures of Jaryna.

Figure is made on the back self-portrait of Shevchenko, donated to Barbara Repnina between 23 – 26 Nov 1843.

Figure was published by I.Eisenstok under a false name "Autoillustration to the poem "Mariana-nun" or "Petrus" [I. Eisenstok. Fate of Shevchenko's literary legacy , "Literary legacy", Moscow, 1935, ¹ 19-20, p. 455].

L.I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, ¹ 301 (image), p. 38 (note).