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Matchmakers. Etudes (fol. 12 r.)

Taras Shevchenko. Matchmakers. Etudes…

Taras Shevchenko. Matchmakers. Etudes. Pencil. [Not before May 1843]. Institute of Literature National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, inv. number 106 (album 1839 – 1843).

Right at the top marked: 12. Right below: 22.

Two figures of seniors, and two studies of hands of one of the seniors to etching Shevchenko "Matchmakers". Left top – light sketch of female figure with a child on the shoulders.

On the back: "Matchmakers. Etudes".

Dated by the time of first trip Shevchenko in Ukraine and his work on the preparation of drawings for "Picturesque Ukraine".

Storage areas within the Album: no later than 1885 – came to the V.V. Tarnowski's collection; 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.

Z.V. Lashkul

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 176 (image), p. 6 – 7 (note).