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Taras Shevchenko

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On the Oril (village)

Taras Shevchenko. On the Oril river…

Taras Shevchenko. On the Oril river (village). Pencil on paper (16,7 × 24,3 cm). [April – October 1845]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g-422.

Lower left pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: On the Oril. Right at the top – the ink inscription: 2.

There is another picture with same name.

Both pictures made while Shevchenko stay in Ukraine in April – October 1845.

About a trip to the Oril area Shevchenko says in the story "Handmaid".

Registered in the Chestahivsky's list under that name at number 88.

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.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 19, № 27).

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 115 (image), p. 45 (note).