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Taras Shevchenko

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Shevchenko draws peasant yard

Taras Shevchenko. Shevchenko draws…

Taras Shevchenko. Shevchenko draws peasant yard. Paper, Sepia (18,5 × 27 cm). [Spring 1845]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 408.

There is a watermark on the worksheet: [J. Wha]tman // [18] 44.

In the Chestahivsky's list noted that in the face of the artist depicted Shevchenko himself [Institute of Literature. Taras Shevchenko National Academy of Sciences, Department of Manuscripts, inv. number 1540, § 190].

In the recording event of the picture wrongly dated Easter 1844 (at this time Shevchenko was in St. Petersburg). In Poltava region Shevchenko was in 1845.

In the Chestahivsky's list it registered under number 76, entitled "Rural view of Ukraine" in the literature known as "Woman in a veil" [«Product of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity», vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 173, ¹ 165; N. Sumtsov. From Ukrainian antiquity. Figures and pictures of Shevchenko. – X., 1905, p. 110], "A scene near the house, at the yard" [A. Novitsky. Taras Shevchenko as a painter. – Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 52, ¹ 158].

Storage areas: collection of Kozachkovsky, Kakhovski, S.D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity in Chernigov – ¹ 165, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery paintings of Taras Shevchenko Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 18, ¹ 18).

E. O. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, ¹ 111 (image), p. 43 – 44 (note).