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Herself in her house

Taras Shevchenko. Herself in her house

Taras Shevchenko. Herself in her house. Paper, etching, aquatint 18.5 × 25.5 cm, 21.8 × 28 cm (31 × 43.7 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [Not later than 11.XI] 1859. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g 369.

At the bottom left of etching engraved date and signature of the author: 1859 // Shevchenko.

The National Museum of Taras Shevchenko kept one copy of etching with the artist's inscription in red pencil: For Fedor Fedorovich Lvov // in memory of Taras Shevchenko // 1860 // 14 March [inv. g 866].

Two copies of this etching is stored in the collections of the State Literary Museum in Moscow one with handwritten inscription Shevchenko Herself in her house (inv. number 10522 /8), the second with the same inscription in pencil: Herself in her house, under which inscription: For rear Vasil Lazarevsky // in memory Taras Shevchenko // 11 November 1859 (inv. number 4457).

The date specified after this inscription and letter Shevchenko to V. M. Lazarevsky on November 11, 1859: "I send you two "Harlots", both unfinished."

A copy of the same etching is stored in the collections of graphics State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, with a handwritten sign Shevchenko in red pencil: She at the home (inv. number 11873).

The same museum has two lithographic prints from etching boards: one in collection Rovinsky (archive, 35676), the second from the collection Basnin (archive, 17828).

Figure in sepia and sketch for this etching see number 30, 101.

In the literature known as "Herself mistress in the house" [V. G[orlenko], "Kyiv antiquity", 1888, Vol. VI, p. 84], "Sleeping woman" [D. Rovinsky, Detailed dictionary of Russian engravers XVI XIX cent., St. Petersburg, 1895, vol II, p. 1177, 22], "Herself hostess" ["Product of Shevchenko Exhibition in Moscow", Moscow, 1911, p. 5, 11], "Whore" ["Product painting art Shevchenko, exhibited in Gallery", Kharkiv, 1934, p. 33], "Slumbering woman" [A. Beskin, Shevchenko as an artist, "Art", Moscow, 1939, 2, p. 49].

Previous storage of described instance: Russian Museum, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1911 a copy of this etching exhibited at Shevchenko's exhibition in Moscow (Product, 11), in 1939 at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee Exhibition in Kyiv (Product, 358).

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, 47 (image), p. 31 (note).

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