Building near the battery number 2
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 № 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, № 165 (image), p. 73 (note).