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Pochaiv monastery from the south

Taras Shevchenko. Pochaiv monastery…

Taras Shevchenko. Pochaiv monastery from the south. Watercolour (28,9 × 37,8 cm). [Pochaiv]. [X 1846]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g-398.

Right at the bottom – the ink signature: Shevchenko.

On the back left above the ink inscription: 1846 Pochaiv monastery from the south.

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity in Chernigov – № 153, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 18, № 12).

On the back – the sketch: Pochaiv monastery from the east.

September 21, 1846 Shevchenko went to Volyn and Podillja by the order of Archeographic Commission. Commission had determined the amount of work in Pochaev monastery, namely, "besides this, go to the Pochaev monastery and there draw: a) general external appearance of monastery, b) the interior of the church, and c) view of the neighborhood from the terrace" [«T. Shevchenko in the documents and materials», K., 1950, p. 86].

From drawings made during the trip to Volyn remained four watercolors and sketches in pencil. These pictures were the last of the known works performed by Shevchenko for Archeographic Commission.

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 148 (image), p. 57 – 58 (note).

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