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Weeds. Etudes (fol. 3 v.)

Taras Shevchenko. Weeds. Etudes

Taras Shevchenko. Weeds. Etudes. [1840 – 1841, the summer months. St. Petersburg]. Paper, pencil. 17,6 × 26,5 cm. Department of manuscripts and textology Shevchenko Literature institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, fund 1, ¹ 106.

On the back – "Rider. Sketch of the painting "Catherine". Illustrations "History of Suvorov" by N.A.Polevoj. Outlines.

Drawings made on 3rd sheet of album 1840 – 1844. Inscription at the bottom left: 5 (number of page in album).

Dated due to the fact that these plants are shown in many works 1840 – 1841 – Corner of Smolensk cemetery", "Powwow", "Gypsy fortune-teller", "Suvorov on guard" and others.

First commented and reproduced in 1932 by A.P. Novitsky called "Thorn" [T. Shevchenko Complete Works. – [Kharkiv, 1932. – T. 8]. – p. 4. – ¹ 5. – Tab. 145].

Storage sites within the Album: no later than 1885 was received by V. Tarnowsk³; from 1899 – V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities, 1925 – Chernihiv Historical Museum, 1933 – Taras Shevchenko institute; since 1936 – Shevchenko Institute of ukrainian literature.

O.G. Vartanova, V.A. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: ed. of Acad. Sci. of UkrSSR, 1961, t. 7, bk. 2, ¹ 129 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 431 – 432 (notes).