Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of a child. Stained paper, an Italian and a white pencil (35.6 × 28.5 cm). 1858. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 726.
Bottom right in white pencil – author's date and signature: 1858 // Shevchenko.
The manner of execution, technique and quality and size of paper is similar to portraits created in Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg – see portrait of couple Jacobi, portrait of C. A. Schreiders, portrait of A. K. Kadnytsky, portrait of M. S. Shchepkin, portrait of M. S. Krzhysevych, portrait of Ira Aldridge.
In the literature is found under the title: "Portrait of a boy" ["The exhibition of art works of Taras Shevchenko", Kyiv, 1911, p. 14], "Unknown boy" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 49].
Storage areas: property of A. F. Novitsky, M. T. Novitsky, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian Historical Museum. Taras Shevchenko Kyiv.
In 1911 exposed at the exhibition of art works of Taras Shevchenko in Kiev (Product, № 64).
N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 23 (image), p. 16 – 17 (note).