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Self-portrait 1849

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait 1849

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Orenburg]. [Not later than 29 Dec 1849]. Paper, Sepia (16.2 × 13 cm).

On the mat placed inscription by the hand of A.I.Lyzogub: T. Shevchenko. Right at the top marked: 20. The back is marked on the mat: 18. Self-portrait was in the album that belonged to A.I. Lyzogub, f. 20.

Maybe this is the portrait, mentioned by Shevchenko in the letter to A.I.Lyzogub of 29 Dec 1849: "It will send you this grenadier (this is I); remember me, looking at it, my good friend".

Dated by the time Shevchenko stay in Orenburg after returning from the Aral expedition and not later than writing a letter to Lyzogub.

Previous storage: property of A.I.Lyzogub, Galagan, E.K. Tregubov, K.E.Tregubova, I.A.Kosenko, Central Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv).

1939 on display at the Republican Shevchenko's anniversary exhibition, Kyiv (Catalogue, p. 44, 222).

National Taras Shevchenko Museum, USSR Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, inv. Number g-909.

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 8, 52 (image), p. 30 (notes).