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Taras Shevchenko

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Portrait of unknown

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of unknown

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of unknown. Pencil on paper (27,8 × 37,7 cm). [1840 – 1843]. Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature of the USSR ("Pushkin's house"), St. Petersburg, inv. number 57078.

On the back top – Shevchenko's grotesque profile painted by M.A. Stepanov.

Date determined by the time of joint training Stepanov and Shevchenko at the Academy of Arts in 1840 – 1843's, and first trip to Shevchenko in Ukraine.

First published as a picture of Shevchenko in the "Ukraine", Kyiv, 1951, № 8, p. 30.

Storage areas: property of A.P. Lavrov (Leningrad).

M.I. Matsapura

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 30 (picture), p. 16 (note).