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Taras Shevchenko

Encyclopedia of the life and works



Taras Shevchenko loved to paint his self-portraits and drew them throughout life. The vast majority of his paintings "framed" by portraits of 1840 and 1861. Notably, all self-portraits are very realistic, Shevchenko does not attempt to provide a better, grander, more romantic image than he was in life.

In this series we included only self-portraits, those genre pictures, where Shevchenko among characters draws himself, given in the total set of his works.

In this series we have also included photographs of Shevchenko and his lifetime portraits by other painters. We understand the difference between these images and self portraits, but because, first, these images a bit, and secondly, some photo samples served for Shevchenko's portraits (as noted in the corresponding comments).

Self-portrait 1840

Self-portrait 1843

Self-portrait with a candle, 1845

Self-portrait 1845

Self-portrait 1847

Self-portrait 1849

Self-portrait 1849

Self-portrait 1850

Self-portrait 1851

Self-portrait 1853

Self-portrait 1857

Self-portrait 1858

Photo 1858

Self-portrait 1859

Self-portrait in a dark suit, in 1860

Self-portrait in a dark suit, in 1860

Self-portrait with beard, in 1860

Self-Portrait in a light suit, in 1860

Self-portrait in a cap and sheepskin coat, 1860

Photo 1860

Photo 1860 (2)

T.Shevchenko and G.Chestahivsky

Taras Shevchenko with friends

I. Kramskoy. Portrait of Taras Shevchenko

Self-portrait 1861