Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Mikhail Alexandrovich Maksimovich. Stained paper, Italian pencil, chalk (34 × 26.9 cm). [Prokhorovka]. 19.VI 1859. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 859.
Bottom right – author's date and signature in in pencil: 1859 // T. Shevchenko // 19 June.
M. Maksimovich – Rector of the Kyiv University, Professor of Botany in Moscow and Kyiv Universities. Shevchenko met him before the exile. In 1859 Shevchenko visited Maksimovich in village Prohorovka [see A. Kozachkovsky, Memories on Taras Shevchenko, "Kyiv Telegraph" from 26.II 1875, № 25], where painted two portraits: M. Maksimovich and his wife Maria.
Storage areas: property of Maksimovich family, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Taras Shevchenko Central Museum, Kyiv.
In 1939 exposed at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee Exhibition in Kyiv (Product, № 279).
I. M. Verykivska, E. A. Sereda
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 43 (image), p. 29 (note).