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In the harem. Sketch (2)

Taras Shevchenko. In the harem. Sketch…

Taras Shevchenko. In the harem. Sketch. [1843, not later than May. St. Petersburg].
Pencil on paper. 17,6 × 23,2 cm
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, № g-416.

On the back – "In the harem" and other sketches.

Right at the top of a pencil marked: 175 × 223.

Sketch for watercolor "In the harem". In addition to sketch on the top two figures of one of the characters – Turk in turban, below right – half-erased sketches of human figures.

Figure is the closest to the composition 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 number 100 as a picture that on the back [Department of manuscripts and textology Shevchenko Literature institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, fund 1, № 459].

Dated estimated time of watercolors, not later than May 1843.

Scientific description provided in 1900 [Catalog of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity / arranged by B.D. Grinchenko. – Chernigov, 1900. – T. 2. – P. 174. – № 174]

Reproduced for the first time in 1961 [Shevchenko T. Complete works in 10 volumes. – K., 1961. – Vol. 7, part 2. – P. 33. – № 281]

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. Tarnowskі, 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).

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, № 281 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete works in 12 volumes. – Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 456 (note).