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Taras Shevchenko

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Kazakh woman

Taras Shevchenko. Kazakh woman

Taras Shevchenko. Kazakh woman. Paper, sepia (28.2 × 21.7 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 289.

Bottom right – author's sign in ink: T. Shevchenko.

On the back bottom left ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 5. Kyrgyz woman.

Appearance and clothing of Kazakh woman is similar to "Samaritan", "Kazakh Kate" and the figure of a woman in the picture "Blessing of children".

In the album of charts and poems Shevchenko 1846 – 1850 is a sketch "Kazakh woman at mortar", that in the theme and composition close to this figure.

In the literature is found under the title: "Kyrgyz woman beats koumiss" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 70, № 479, Tab. 64], "Kyrgyz woman over mortar" [M. G. Burachek, Great folk artist, X., 1939, Table XLII], "Near the mortar" [T. Beysov, Taras Shevchenko in Kazakhstan, Alma-Ata, 1952, p. 63, Tab. 8] and dating: 1853 – 1857 [S. E. Raevsky, Life and Works of artist Taras Shevchenko, X., 1939, Table 58, M. G. Burachek, great folk artist, X., 1939, Table Healy], 1847 – 1857 [M. Kalaushyn, Taras Shevchenko in portraits and illustrations, L., 1940, p. 120]

Motives of dating see number 46.

Storage areas: Tsvetkov gallery, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

V. O. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 50 (image), p. 31 – 32 (note).