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Apostle Peter

Taras Shevchenko. Apostle Peter

Taras Shevchenko. The apostle Peter. Thumbnail. Colored paper, sepia (15.1 × 10.3 cm). [VI – VIII 1851]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 715.

In letters to Shevchenko on September 18, 1856 and June 2, 1859 Br. Zaleski mentions the image of St. Peter. In his last letter, he reported: "Almost three weeks ago, I gave my fiancee a photo with this familiar to you St. Peter, a drawing, you remember, in the Kara-Tau…" ["Kyiv antiquity", 1897, book III, p. 462 and 474]. Obviously, this picture is the sketch to one referred to Br. Zaleski (see number 191).

In a Chestahivsky's list (№ 55) entitled "St. apostle Peter" and indicate that the picture is made in fort Novopetrovsk.

In literature entitled "Before the Cross" [L. Karachevska, Exhibition Shevchenko, Part 2, Chernigov, 1930, p. 17, № 12] and misleading title "Apostle Andrew " ["Product of Shevchenko exhibitions in Moscow on 50th anniversary of his death", Moscow, 1911, p. 12, № 182]. This definition is denied by Chestahivsky's record, letters Br. Zaleski and comparison with the canonical image of St. Peter.

Storage areas: collection of D. L. Mordovcev, the V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

On the back of the figure sketch of St. Peter (see number 124).

I. M. Verykivska

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 123 (image), p. 59 – 60 (note).

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