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Kotliarevsky's house in Poltava

Taras Shevchenko. Kotliarevsky's house…

Taras Shevchenko. Kotliarevsky's house in Poltava. Watercolour (16,7 × 24,4 cm). [Poltava]. [August 1845]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 852.

Lower left – inscription hand Shevchenko in pencil: 6. Right at the top – the ink marked: 17.

On the back top left pencil inscription: 1843 – 1844? and ink: Kotliarevsky's house in Poltava.

Dated by the time of staying Shevchenko in Poltava.

There is erroneous definition of technique (sepia) in literature [«Product of V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity», vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 171, № 149].

Kotliarevsky's house in Poltava Shevchenko repeatedly mentioned in the story "Gemini".

Registered as № 83 in the Chestahivsky's list.

Storage areas: collection of Kozachkovsky, Kakhovski, S.D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity in Chernigov – № 165, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery paintings of Taras Shevchenko Kharkiv; T. Shevchenko's central museum, Kyiv.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 18, № 3); in 1939 – in Republican Shevchenko's anniversary exhibition in Kyiv (catalog, № 175).

E. O. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 120 (image), p. 46 – 47 (note).

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