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Elias church in Nizhny Novgorod

Taras Shevchenko. Elias church in…

Taras Shevchenko. Elias church in Nizhny Novgorod. Stained paper and pencil (16.4 × 32.6 cm). [Nizhny Novgorod]. [27.X 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 264.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: NN. prophet Elias.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 178.

Dated on the basis of record Shevchenko in his diary on 27 October 1857:

"A few days in a row a good clear weather, and today I could not resist and went out to paint. Painted the church of the Prophet Elijah with part of the Kremlin in the background. Church of Elijah the Prophet was built in 1506 in memory of fire shooting, saved the city of the Tatars and Nogays".

Storage areas: property of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 372, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Taras Shevchenko Central Museum, Kyiv.

N. P. Prokopenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 95 (image), p. 51 – 52 (note).