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Catholic monk. Sketches

Taras Shevchenko. Catholic monk.…

Taras Shevchenko. Catholic monk. Illustration to the story "Willpower. Memoirs of traveler" by N.I. Nadezhdin. Outline sketches and other compositions.
[1839. St. Petersburg]. Bristol paper, pencil. 11,3 × 14 cm.
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, № 413.

On the back – "Catholic monk. Sketch.

On the left is marked in pencil: number 171, 140 × 113 and ink: 514. In the middle of several watercolor brush strokes of different colors.

First registered in 1861 by G.M. Chestahivsky in the list of Shevchenko's drawings, found in his academic workshops, at number 91 [Department of Manuscripts and Textual Institute of Literature. T.H. Shevchenko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, f. 1, № 459].

On page – three outline figures of monk and seven drafts of compositions, six of which were performed on the larger, later cropped sheet. The sketch that on the back, performed later.

Motives of dating – in the comments to main image.

First mentioned by O.O. Rusov in 1894 [Rusov O. Collection of Shevchenko's drawings // Kievan antiquity. – 1894. – № 2. – S. 187]

Reproduced for the first time in 1961 [T. Shevchenko Complete Works: in 10 vols. – K., 1961. – T. 7, bk. 2. – S. 28. – № 261]

Storage areas: from April 1861 – in M.M. Lazarevsky, later purchased by St. Petersburg's Ukrainian community, not earlier than July 1861 – A.O. Kozachkovsky, not later than 1875 came to V.P. Kakhovski; from 1891 – family Kakhovski; moved no later than 1893 to S.D. Brazol; since 1898 – in a collection of V. Tarnowskі; from 1899 – V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv Museum of Ukrainian Antiquities, 1925 – Chernihiv Historical Museum, from 1932 – Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv), with 1948 – State Museum of T.H. Shevchenko (Kyiv).

V.O. Sudak

After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 212 – 213 (image), p. 424 (notes).

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