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Taras Shevchenko

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Still life

Taras Shevchenko. Still life

Taras Shevchenko. Still Life. Paper, pencil, sepia (32.7 × 24.4 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [1860]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 701.

At the top left indicated number by hand Shevchenko that is now half-cutted: 3 or 5.

In the literature sometimes mistakenly dated by the years of exile.

In a Chestahivsky's list this picture with the picture "Boy-sitter" was defined as work, "sketched in St. Petersburg in 1860" (¹ 69 and 71). Date confirmed by depicting on the figure those things (clocks, rugs, sculptures and various others.), which Chestahivsky mentioned in the list of items that remain in the studio Shevchenko after his death [G. P. Palamarchuk, Corner of the artist, "Ukraine", K., 1961, ¹ 9, p. 18].

Figure known as "Women back" [L. Karachevska, Catalogue of Shevchenko Chernihiv, 1930, p. 16, No. 2, ¹ 1], "Dead nature" ["Product of Shevchenko exhibitions in Moscow on 50th anniversary of his death", Moscow, 1911, p. 12, ¹ 189], "Plaster torso" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 77, ¹ 592].

Storage areas: property of D. L. Mordovcev, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 16, ¹ 1).

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, ¹ 57 (image), p. 36 – 37 (note).