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Taras Shevchenko

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Portrait of M. V. Maksimovich

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of M. V.

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Mary Vasylivna Maksimovich. Stained paper, Italian pencil, chalk (34 × 26.5 cm). [Prokhorovka]. 22.VI 1859. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g 722.

At the bottom right author's date and signature in chalk: 1859 // Shevchenko // 22 June.

Mary Maksimovich wife of Shevchenko's friend M. Maksimovich. In his diary Shevchenko calls her "sweetheart countrywoman".

Storage areas: property of Maksimovich family, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, 44 (image), p. 29 30 (note).