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Taras Shevchenko

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Portrait of H. A. Afendyk

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of H. A.…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Helena Antonovna Afendyk. Watercolour (26,5 × 18,8 cm). [Markivtsy]. [18.II – IV] 1846.

O. A. Afendyk was mother of T. P. Katerynych.

On the left below the date and signature of the author: 1846. Shevchenko.

Original Shevchenko's watercolor not found. Described by literary sources. Reproduced for the album "Images of Shevchenko", vol. II, St. Petersburg, 1914, Table. XXVII.

In describing the exhibition of Shevchenko's artworks ["The Art and the printing", K., 1911, № 3, p. 139, № 11] and in the book of O. Novitsky "Taras Shevchenko as a painter" [Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 44] portrait mistakenly called a portrait of Anna Antonovna Afendyk. In explaining to the reproduction of a portrait in the album "Images of Shevchenko", Table. XXVII, it mistakenly called the portrait Blaramberg.

Storage areas: property of M.P. Nenetska.

In 1911 exposed in an exhibition of works of art Shevchenko in Kyiv (in the catalog incorrectly labeled under the name G. Katerinich – № 44).

E. O. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 142 (image), p. 55 (note).