Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Alexander A. Lukjanovych. Oil on canvas (67 × 53,5 cm). [village Mariinskoe]. [October 1845]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. zh – 89.
A. A. Lukjanovych (1803 – 1879?) – Marshal of the nobility Mirgorod district, lived in the village Mariinskoe.
In Mariinskoe village, Mirgorod county, Poltava Province (now the village of Velyka Bahachka district, Poltava region), Shevchenko was in October 1845, as witnessed by his signature to the poems "Blind" and "Heretic".
According to V. Berenstam, Shevchenko was invited by A. A. Lukjanovych to depict all the portraits of his family [see "T. Shevchenko and commoners, his acquaintances", "Kievan Antiquity", K., 1900, February, p. 256]. Portraits were allegedly made, but only one of them – A. A. Lukjanovych – preserved to our time.
Storage areas: Mirgorod museum, Gallery pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
E. O. Sereda
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 126 (image), p. 49 – 50 (note).