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Portrait of an unknown woman in brown dress

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an unknown woman in the brown dress. Bristol Watercolour (28,3 × 22,3 cm). 1845. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 711.

Lower left – the date and signature of the author in pencil: 1845. Shevchenko.

In literature somewhere have incorrect dating in 1843 [A. Novitsky. Taras Shevchenko as a painter. – Lviv – Moscow, 1914, Table. 12; L. Karachevska. Exhibition Shevchenko Chernihiv, 1930, p. 17, Part 2, № 7, etc.]

In the Chestahivsky's list for this portrait, registered under number 59, and the portraits at number 57, 58 and 61 made postscript that all of them finished by Shevchenko in Kiev before exile and within 10 years they were in III Division (see watercolors number 128, 129, 306).

Storage areas: collection of D.L. Mordovets, V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity in Chernigov, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 17, № 7).

E. O. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 110 (image), p. 43 (note).