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The death of Ivan Mazepa. Sketch (fol. 16 r.)

Taras Shevchenko. The death of Ivan…

Taras Shevchenko. The death of Ivan Mazepa. After poem K.F. Ryleev "Vojnarovsky". Sketch. [1843, 1st half. St. Petersburg – Ukraine (?)]. Pencil on paper. 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 – sketch to etching "Peasants court".

Sketch done on a 16th sheet of Album 1840 – 1844. Right at the top marked: 16 (sheet number) right below: 28 (number of page in album).

Dated approximately the first half of 1843 according to other sketches in this series.

First mentioned in 1932 and reproduces by A.P. Novitsky called "Charles XII at dying Mazepa" [Shevchenko T. Complete Works. – [X., 1932. – T. 8]. – P. 6. – ¹ 26. – T. 150].

Mentioned with the title "Composition of the historical topic» [Shevchenko T. Complete works in 10 volumes. – K., 1961. – Vol. 7, part 2. – P. 8. – ¹ 183].

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.

V. A. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, ¹ 183 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete works in 12 volumes. – Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 454 – 455 (note).