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Hanga Baba (2)

Taras Shevchenko. Hanga Baba

Taras Shevchenko. Hanga Baba. Stained paper, pencil (16 × 29.4 cm). [22 – 23.V 1851]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 538.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: Hanga baba. 1.

Top right ink marked: № 117 – 28.

Hanga Baba tract (meaning "old Hang") is located 30 km east of Novopetrovsk fort.

Picture may be made either at the end of 22th or the morning of May 23 (see "Expedition to the Kara-Tau").

Image of Hanga Baba area from a greater distance Shevchenko repeated at the end of the expedition (number 106). Watercolor drawing of Hanga Baba tracts and the note to it see number 1. Other sketches in the tract Hanga Baba made in different years, see number 125, 126, 128.

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 301, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

1929 one of the figures "Hanga-Baba" was exhibited at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv called "View of Hanga Baba valley" (Catalogue, p. 20, № 51)

I. M. Verykivska

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 71 (image), p. 43 (note).