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Ivan Mazepa and Charles XII

Taras Shevchenko. Ivan Mazepa and…

Taras Shevchenko. Ivan Mazepa and Karl XII.
After poem K.F. Ryleev "Vojnarovsky". Sketch.
[1843, 1st half. St. Petersburg]. Pencil on paper. 33,3 × 23 cm.
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, № g-640.

At the bottom G.M. Chestahivsky's inscription in pencil: Dying Mazeppa and ink: and near him Charles XII.

Right at the top marked with ink: 115, II. Similar note – on the picture "Mazepa and Vojnarovsky".

Dated approximately the first half of 1843, as well as other sketches in this series.

First mentioned by M.K. Chalyj in 1882 with the title "Dying Mazepa and Karl XII». He writes that he saw this picture in M.M. Lazarevsky in July 1861 [Chalyj M. Life and works of Taras Shevchenko. – K., 1882. – P. 280].

For the first time reproduced and commented in 1932 by A.P. Novitsky called "Death of Mazepa" [Shevchenko T. Complete Works. – [X., 1932. – T. 8]. – P. 47. – № 341. – T. 150].

Mentioned with the title "Composition on the historical topic» [Shevchenko T. Complete works in 10 volumes. – K., 1961. – Vol. 7, part 2. – P. 34. – № 286].

Storage areas: from 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).

V. A. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 286 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete works in 12 volumes. – Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 454 (note).