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Woman sitter

Taras Shevchenko. Woman sitter

Taras Shevchenko. Woman sitter. Paper, etching 23 × 22.5 cm; 31 × 27,4 cm (43.7 × 34.1 cm). [St.Petersburg]. 1860. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 372.

Right below the image – author's signature and date in etched stroke: Shevchenko. 1860.

Sketches to this etching see number 119, 120.

In the literature is found under the title: "Odalisque" ["Kyiv antiquity", 1899, Vol. X, p. 184 – 185], "sleeping odalisque, almost naked" [D. Rovinsky, Detailed dictionary of Russian engravers XVI – XIX cent., St. Petersburg, 1895, vol II, p. 1177, ¹ 23], "Sleeping woman" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 80, ¹ 26].

Storage areas: State Hermitage Museum, Historical Museum (Kharkiv), Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, ¹ 59 (image), p. 37 (note).

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