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St. Sebastian

Taras Shevchenko. St. Sebastian

Taras Shevchenko. St. Sebastian. Bristol paper, sepia, white (25.4 × 21.5 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 292.

In the middle of the bottom – author's sign in ink: T. Shevchenko.

On the back bottom left – ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 8. St. Sebastian.

Sebastian (born about 250) – Praetorian commander of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. By belonging to Christians were martyred.

Sketch to this image see number 170.

This topic Shevchenko addressed in the Academy of Arts (see Sitters to pose Marcius, Sitters and student of Academy of Fine Arts, Students of the Academy of Arts. sketch).

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 exposed at an exhibition of prints and drawings at the Academy of Arts (Product, ¹ 197).

V. O. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, ¹ 53 (image), p. 33 (note).

Additional photos

St. Sebastian. Sketch