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A boy with a dog in the woods. Thumbnail

Taras Shevchenko. A boy with a dog in…

Taras Shevchenko. A boy with a dog in the woods. Thumbnail sketch, made on sheet with V.I. Sternberg's drawing. [1840, spring – summer. St. Petersburg].
Paper, pencil. 3,4 × 4 cm.
Taras Shevchenko National Museum, № g – 771.

Sketch drawed on the sheet with V.I. Sternberg's sketch to painting "Ukrainian tavern" (1837).

Compositional it meets Shevchenko's sepia «Boy with a dog in the woods». Can be attributed to the spring or summer of 1840, there have been quartering Shevchenko and Sternberg in St. Petersburg on 11 lines of Vasylyev island in the Donnerberg's home – from the Sternberg's return in January 1840 from Orenburg to his departure overseas in July 1840 [Sudak V.A. Shevchenko and Sternberg // Taras Shevchenko – artist: Investigation. Intelligence. Publications. – K., 1963. – p. 134]

A sheet with outline first recorded by G.M. Chestahivsky in 1861 at number 49 in the description of the Shevchenko's drawings, that were in his academic workshops [Department of manuscripts and textology Institute of Literature. T.H. Shevchenko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, fund 1, № 459].

Introduced into scientific 1900 in directory of Chernihiv museum [Catalog of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity / arranged by B.D. Grinchenko. – Chernigov, 1900. – T. 2. – p. 4. – № 21] under the heading "V.I. Sternberg. The album, from 18 separate pencil drawings".

Reproduced for the first time and commented in PZT under «Dubia» section [Ibid. – K., 1961. – Vol. 7, bk. 2. – p. 48 – 49. – № 342].

Storage areas: from April 1861 – property of M.M.Lazarevsky, later purchased by St. Petersburg's Ukrainian community, until July 1861 – in A.O. Kozachkovsky; in 1875 was received by the V. P. Kakhovski; from 1891 family Kakhovski; in 1893 transferred to S. D. Brazol; since 1898 – a collection of V. Tarnowskі; from 1899 – V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities, 1925 – Chernihiv Historical Museum, 1933 – Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv), from 1948 – State Museum of T.H. Shevchenko (Kyiv).

N.A. Orobchenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – K.: ed. of Acad. Sci. of UkrSSR, 1961, t. 7, bk. 2, № 342 (image); T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 429 – 430 (notes).