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Beetle, water flowers

Taras Shevchenko. Beetle, water flowers

Taras Shevchenko. Beetle, water flowers, plant. Studies. Stained paper and pencil (10.6 × 28.6 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 583.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 156.

Etude of water flowers used in the picture "Narcissus and the nymph Echo" 1856; sketch of beetle – in the picture "Diogenes" 1856.

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 348, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

On the back – sketches "Milo of Croton" and "Selene and Endymion" (see number 168).

V. O. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 167 (image), p. 74 (note).