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Taras Shevchenko

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Portrait of P. A. Ovsyannikov

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of P. A.…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Pavel Abramovich Ovsyannikov. Stained Paper, pencil Italian (31.8 × 25.2 cm). [Nizhny Novgorod]. 30.IX 1857. The State Russian Museum, Leningrad, inv. № P 6964.

Portrait pasted on cardboard.

Bottom right in Italian pencil – the author's signature and date: 1857 // Shevchenko // September // 30.

About execution of this portrait of Shevchenko in his diary on September 30, 1857 recorded: "In anticipation of an intruder, the police chief, I offered a session to my good master Pavel Abramovich Ovsyannikov. The portrait was finished by two o'clock quite well".

As a portrait of Ovsyannikov first published by M. I. Matsapura ["New in the legacy of Taras Shevchenko", "Ukraine", 1951, № 8].

N. P. Prokopenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 14 (image), p. 11 – 12 (note).