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All Saints church in Kyiv-Pechersk lavra

Taras Shevchenko. All Saints church in…

Taras Shevchenko. All Saints church in Kyiv-Pechersk lavra. Paper, Sepia (27,3 × 36,9 cm). Kyiv. [IV – IX 1846]. National Art Museum of Ukraine, inv. number 16.

Lower left – signature in pencil: Mikhail Sazhin.

For composition of work, lighting and especially for taking pictures of trees J.P. Zatenatsky attributed as Shevchenko's work [see newspaper "Literature and Art" from March 29, 1945, № 11 (103)].

Obviously, this is one of those drawings that Shevchenko executed after returning from Sedniv by intention "depict all noticeable sights in Kyiv, the interiors of temples and interesting outskirts" and which Sazhin drew "some parts". At this figure is undoubtedly Sazhin's image of a woman and a monk.

Storage areas: P.I. Shchukin Museum, Historical Museum (Moscow).

J. P. Zatenatsky

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 144 (image), p. 56 (note).