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In the apiary. Sketches

Taras Shevchenko. In the apiary.…

Taras Shevchenko. In the apiary. "Blind" ("Captives"). Near the well. Sketches. Pencil on paper (26,2 × 37,4 cm). [Not before May 1843]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 434.

Right at the top of a pencil inscription by Shevchenko's hand is not read. On the bottom edge of the sheet in the center of the ink inscription: Father in apiary, hives hollow, and little children carrying him dinners.

In the center – a sketch for the painting "In the apiary". To the left of it below – sketch of picture "Blind", right – outline composition to the unknown pattern (perhaps that is the image of the well in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, where Shevchenko drawn sketches in 1843, there is similar picture).

Dated by the same motives as the oil painting "In the apiary".

Storage areas: Museum of Ukrainian antiquity V. Tarnowskі in Chernigov – № 194, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

On the back some outline figures and heads of the old man.

L.I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 293 (image), p. 36 (note).

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