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Portrait of J. G. Srebdolska

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of J. G.…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Julia Hryhorivna Srebdolska. Pencil on paper (25,8 × 19,7 cm). [Farm Soroky]. [January] 1847. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 756.

Right at the bottom – the ink signature and date: Shevchenko. 1847.

On the back the inscription in pencil: Srebdolska, Borzna county, Soroka village, Chernihiv province.

During his stay in Chernihiv province in January 1847 Shevchenko repeatedly visited landowners Srebdolsky on their farm Soroky. Here he performed, according to Belozersky, two portraits of J. G. Srebdolska, of which only one preserved [see "Kyivan Antiquity", 1882, Vol. X, p. 70].

Storage areas: property of O.S. Lutohina (nee Srebdolska), National Historical Museum, Kyiv, gallery paintings of Taras 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, № 152 (image), p. 58 – 59 (note).