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Building near the battery number 2

Taras Shevchenko. Building near the…

Taras Shevchenko. Building near the battery number 2. Stained paper and pencil (12.9 × 28.7 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1855 – VII 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 761.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 102.

In the foreground to the battery ¹ 2 – the building, perhaps a storage room.

In the background between the battery and fort – the band of Novopetrovsk garden. Dense vegetation of garden, much higher than in 1854 (see number 39) provides grounds for dating.

Image of this building from a different point see number 139.

Found in the literature under the name "Novopetrovsk fortress" [A. Novitsky, Paintings of Taras Shevchenko. – Manuscript in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum, p. 183].

Storage areas: property of K. V. Fishman, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

G. P. Palamarchuk

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, ¹ 165 (image), p. 73 (note).