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Annunciation Cathedral in Nizhny Novgorod

Taras Shevchenko. Annunciation…

Taras Shevchenko. Annunciation Cathedral in Nizhny Novgorod. Stained paper, sepia, white (17 × 31 cm). [Nizhny Novgorod]. [26.IX 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 600.

Figure Shevchenko pasted on a sheet of firmer paper.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: N. N. Annunciation Cathedral.

On the back of a sheet on which picture pasted, at the bottom ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: N. N. Annunciation Cathedral, founded in 1378 by grand duke Dmytri Konstantynovych.

Dated on the basis of recording Shevchenko in his diary on September 26, 1857:

"I just fascinated of Nizhny Novgorod's old churches. They are so sweet, so harmonious variegated and atrocious weather does not allow me to draw them. I am, however, to today outwitted stubborn weather. Early in the morning went to the restaurant and asked for some tea and drew out the window of the Annunciation Cathedral. The oldest church in the Nizhny".

Storage areas: property of V. N. Lazarevsky, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 369, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 20, № 72).

N. P. Prokopenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 13 (image), p. 11 (note).