Taras Shevchenko. Baygush. Paper, sepia (28.8 × 22 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort] [Not later than autumn 1853]. State Museum of Fine Arts in Kharkov, inv. g – 1250.
Bottom right red paint monogram of author: Sh.
Baygush – in the past Kazakh poor children who are permitted to beg.
Obviously, this picture Shevchenko mentioned in a letter to Br. Zaleski in Autumn 1853: "With last mail sent you Baygush, sheltered them, if you can, anywhere, but before you are sent them into the wrong people, make for me, if it's not hard, photographic copies in size of ordinary envelope, I would like to donate them A[gate Uskova], she loves them".
There is picture with similar plot.
In the literature is found under the title: "Self-portrait with Kyrgyz children" [A. M. Skvortsov, Life of artist Taras Shevchenko, M., 1929, reproduction between pages 60 – 61], "Kyrgyz children beggars" ["Product painting art Shevchenko, exhibited in Galleries", Kharkiv, 1934, p. 29].
Storage areas: property of A. A. Kozachkovsky's family, N. M. Nikolaevska, S. K. Glevasky, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
I. M. Verykivska
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 32 (image), p. 22 – 23 (note).