Taras Shevchenko. Diogenes. Paper, sepia, bistre (23.1 × 20.3 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. . Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g 822.
Bottom right author's sign in ink: T. Shevchenko.
On the back bottom left ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 10. Diogenes.
Diogenes (414 323 B. C.) ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who neglected the benefits of life lived in a barrel.
Motives of dating see number 46.
V. F. Anisov ["The new fact in the biography of Shevchenko", "Journal of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR", 1953, ¹ 1, p. 72] erroneously dates the picture 1851.
Storage areas: Tsvetkov gallery, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Central State Museum of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv.
In 1909 1910 displayed at an exhibition of prints and drawings at the Academy of Arts (Product, ¹ 195), in 1930 on the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in the library named V. G. Korolenko in Kharkiv (Catalogue, p. 8), in 1939 on the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee exhibition, Kyiv (Product, ¹ 116).
V. O. Sudak
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, ¹ 55 (image), p. 34 (note).