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Self-portrait with beard, in 1860

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait with…

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait with a beard.
[Petersburg]. [Not later than 4 Apr] 1860.
Paper, etching 16.9 × 12.5; 22 × 16; (42.6 × 31 cm).

Lower left under the portrait placed etched stroke the author's signature and date: Taras Shevchenko. 1860. At the bottom of the sheet author's inscription by brown pencil: To N. Ja. Makarov tribute from Taras Shevchenko in 1860 April 12.

Etching done by photography, which Shevchenko mentioned in the diary 30.III.1858: "Ordered photographical portrait in the cap and sheepskin coat for M.A. Dorohova".

The funds of the State Museum of Taras Shevchenko USSR Academy of Sciences (Kyiv) posessed a similar print of the same etching with author's inscription: To Alexandra Mikhailovna Kulish instead of eggs in memory Shevchenko (inv. number g – 867). This inscription was the basis for limitations due date of a portrait: Easter holidays in 1860 was April 4.

Earlier this instance storage: property M. Ja. Makarov, Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquities in Chernigov – № 461, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of paintings by T. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

Print this etching with an inscription for A.M. Kulish 1939 on display at the Republican Shevchenko's anniversary exhibition in Kiev (Product, № 280).

National Taras Shevchenko Museum, USSR Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, inv. number g – 678.


After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, t. 10, № 53 (image), p. 34 (notes).