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Portrait of a woman. Sketch

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of a woman.…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of a woman. Sketches.
[1839 – 1843, the beginning. St. Petersburg]. Pencil on paper. 13,3 × 9,7 cm
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, ¹ g – 648.

On the back at the top marked in pencil: number 422 (catalog number Chernigov Ukrainian museum of antiquities) 133 × 98; ink below: number 337.

Dated approximately by similarity to other sketches of these years, "A woman who sits", "The man on the shore" [Shevchenko T. Complete works in 10 volumes. – K., 1961. – Vol. 7, part 2. – P. 25. – ¹ 248].

Scientific description provided in 1900 with the title "Two female heads" [Catalog of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity / arranged by B.D. Grinchenko. – Chernigov, 1900. – T. 2. – P. 192. – ¹ 422].

Reproduced for the first time in 1932 by A.P. Novitsky called "Sketches" [Shevchenko T. Complete Works. – [X., 1932. – T. 8]. – P. 166. – ¹ 1019. – T. 310].

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. 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).

M.A. Korniychuk

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, ¹ 248 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete works in 12 volumes. – Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 450 (note).