Taras Shevchenko. In the harem. Sketch. [1843, not later than May. St. Petersburg].
Pencil on paper. 16,2 × 18 cm.
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, ¹ g-617.
Sketch for watercolor "In the harem".
Registered by G.M. Chestahivsky in 1861 in description the Shevchenko's graphics, that were in his academic workshop at No. 103 with the title "Action in the harem" [Manuscript department Insitute of literature (Kyiv), f. 1, ¹ 459].
Dated estimated time of watercolors, not later than May 1843.
Scientific description provided in 1900 as a sketch to watercolor "In the harem" [Catalog of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity / arranged by B.D. Grinchenko. Chernigov, 1900. T. 2. P. 174. ¹ 175].
Reproduced for the first time in 1961 [Shevchenko T. Complete works in 10 volumes. K., 1961. Vol. 7, part 2. P. 33. ¹ 280]
Storage areas: in 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, from 1925 Chernihiv Historical Museum, from 1933 Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv), from 1948 National Museum of T.H. Shevchenko (Kyiv).
Exhibition: 1929. Chernihiv. Shevchenko exhibition [Karachevska A. Exhibition Shevchenko: conductor. Chernigov, 1930. P. 17. ¹ 15].
A.G. Vartanova, V. A. Sudak
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, ¹ 280 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete works in 12 volumes. Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 456 (note).