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Taras Shevchenko

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Portrait of an unknown (fol. 32 v.)

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an unknown. Pencil. [1846 – 1847]. Back of sheet 32 of album 1846 – 1850 № 108

On the right side of the sheet Shevchenko writing one of the variants of the folk ballad about woman that killed her child "Breathe, wind, over the ravine", used in written in Kos-Aral poem "Tytarivna".

Dated by residence time in Ukraine before the first arrest.

Z. V. Lashkul

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 87 (image), p. 38 (notes).

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