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Dustan's grave

Taras Shevchenko. Dustan's grave

Taras Shevchenko. Dustan's grave. Watercolour (13,5 × 22,7 cm). [27.V 1848 – 15.I 1850]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 439.

In the figure was an inscription in ink author: Dustan's grave.

Period of making picture set by the residence time of the expedition at the Dustan's grave and finishing of A. I. Butakov's report on the expedition – 15.I 1850, as evidenced by a report A. I. Butakov to battalion number 2 commander of the Orenburg line [Institute of Literature, fund 1, № 406, fol. 77].

About Dustan's grave Shevchenko mentions in the story "Gemini"; in the album of 1846 – 1850 on the back of sheet 45 is an inscription hand Shevchenko Dustan from Chumenej kin benefit (see number 93).

Pencil sketch of this tomb see number 144.

Repeat of this picture see in the album G. N. Chernyshev [The State Historical Museum, Moscow, inv. 63113, portfolio Number 19, fol. 83].

Storage areas: property of A.O. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 200, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

In 1929 exhibited at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv [Catalog, Part 2, p. 20, № 65, where misidentified technique – Sepia].

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 6 (image), p. 7 (notes).

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