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Barn in Potoky (fol. 9 r.)

Taras Shevchenko. Barn in Potoky (fol.…

Taras Shevchenko. Barn in Potoky. Watercolor.
[End of August 1845). Sheet 9 of album 1845.

Lower left – ink inscription by Shevchenko's hand: Barn in Potoky.

Potoky – village in Kanev county, Kiev province. (now Myronivka district, Kyiv region).

Shevchenko repeatedly mentions Potoky in his letters and in the story "Walk with pleasure and not without morality".

Picture dated by the time of Shevchenko's staying in Potoky in August 1845.

N. P. Prokopenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, ¹ 214 (image), p. 16 (note).