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Kazakhs near the fire

Taras Shevchenko. Kazakhs near the fire

Taras Shevchenko. Kazakhs near the fire. Paper, pencil, sepia (23 × 17,6 cm). [Kos-Aral]. [6.X 1848 – 2.IV 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 898.

On the back at the bottom – obviously over erased inscription in pencil: 18 29/XI 49. Bottom right barely noticeable pencil inscription: Orenburg, Shevchenko.

These inscription can not be considered the date of picture execution, since they is made much later than the execution of the drawing. As to the manner of performance, it is very close to the pictures "Kazakh boy kindles stove" and "Kazakh boy sleeps near the stove".

Mentioned in the literature under the names: "Kyrgyz near fire" ["The art and artistic industries", 1900, № 3, insert between pages 68 – 69], "Kyrgyz woman near fireplace, left her husband warms back" [A. Novitsky Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 70, № 480], "The fire" [S. E. Raevsky, Painter Taras Shevchenko, X., 1939, Table. 51], "In a tent" ["Kyiv antiquity", 1888, Vol. XXI, p. 83].

Storage areas: property V. N. Lazarevsky, D. S. Lazarevsky, S. S. Botkin, State Russian museum, Taras Shevchenko Central Museum, Kyiv.

In 1939 exhibited at the Republican Shevchenko anniversary exhibition, Kyiv (Catalog, p. 43, № 218).

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 39 (image), p. 24 (notes).