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Kazakh nomad encampment

Taras Shevchenko. Kazakh nomad…

Taras Shevchenko. Kazakh nomad encampment. Stained paper and pencil (11.3 × 28.3 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 599.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 120.

K. Oberuchev in the article "For biography of Taras Shevchenko", describing neighborhood of Novopetrovsk fort, writed: "In the steppe and in the hollows of the surrounding hills are seen tents of nomadic Kirghiz" ["Kyiv antiquity", 1900, Vol. II, p. 157]. In this figure, obviously, one of these Kazakh encampment.

On the back – sketches to drawings "Samaritan" and "In the barn".

In the literature is found under the title: "Steppe landscape with figures of people and animals" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. I, Chernigov, 1900, p. 187, № 368], "Steppe with figures of men and animals" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 66, № 415], "Steppe with tents, male and beastly figures" [O. Novitsky, Paintings of Taras Shevchenko. – Manuscript in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum, p. 113, № 731].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 368, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

G. P. Palamarchuk

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 173 (image), p. 75 (note).