Taras Shevchenko. Kazakh boy kindles stove. Paper, sepia (24,7 × 18,3 cm). [Kos-Aral]. [6.X 1848 – 2.IV 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 743.
On the back bottom right – ink inscription (hand Shevchenko): Venevitinov and Koltsov in one volume K.
In January 1850 A. I. Butakov left Orenburg to St. Petersburg. In his diary he recorded instructions Shevchenko: "In Moscow for Taras plain blue glasses with side windows and works of Venevitinov and Koltsov" [M.Shahinyan, Shevchenko, M., 1941, p. 202].
Label the figure suggests that the picture was gifted to Butakov and entry in the diary is a reminder of Shevchenko's request.
Picture was placed in the album Butakov.
After this picture made the etching by G. K. Mikhailov [see reproduction in the "Journal of fine art", St. Petersburg, 1887, p. 365].
In the literature mentioned with a false dating – in 1853 and entitled "Kyrgyz near the stove" [A. Novitsky Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, Tab. 62], "Kyrgyz stove heats" ["Product painting art Shevchenko, exhibited in galleries", Kharkiv, 1934, p. 29], "Kyrgyz boy" [P. Altman Taras Grig. Shevchenko, "Literary critic", Moscow, 1939, № 3, p. 35], "Kyrgyz boy drowns stove" [M. G. Burachek, Great folk artist, X., 1939, Table. XI].
Storage areas: property of Butakov, Glazenap, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian historical museum (Kyiv), Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
L. I. Vnuchkova
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 37 (image), p. 23 (notes).