Taras Shevchenko. Genre scene. Sketch and outline. Pencil.
[IV-IX 1845]. Sheet 1 of album 1845.
The plot of sketch not disclosed. Recalls preliminary sketch.
There are two outlines drawed over sketch: left – a peasant with a scythe, on top – a cow. Over mower – pencil inscription hand Shevchenko Danchych.
In the literature found under the name "Chopper and beginned picture» [«Product of ukrainian antiquity items. V. Tarnowski's collection», vol. I, Shevchenko, K., 1893, p. 8, № 1].
Image of farmer with a scythe is the basis for dating of the picture until May – start time of haymaking.
N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 202 (image), p. 12 – 13 (note).