Milo of Croton
Taras Shevchenko. Milo of Croton. Paper, sepia (27 × 20.7 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 290.
Lower left – author's sign in ink: T. Shevchenko.
On the back bottom left ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 6. Milo of Croton.
Milo of Croton – Greek athlete, lived ca 520 B.C. According to legend, already old, he wanted to break by his hands stump, which could not split the hewers of wood by blades, but part of the stump so tightly squeezed his fingers, he could not release them, and he became a prey to wild beasts.
Sketch to this image see number 168.
Climbing plants, shown in figure "Milo of Croton", repeated in figures number 52, 55, 65.
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.
In 1909 – 1910 was displayed at an exhibition of prints and drawings at the Academy of Arts (Product, № 194).
V. O. Sudak
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 51 (image), p. 32 (note).