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Taras Shevchenko

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Village Nikolaevska

Taras Shevchenko. Village Nikolaevska

Taras Shevchenko. Village Nikolaevska. Stained paper and pencil (16.1 × 29.4 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1851 – VII 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 550.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 128.

Village Nikolaevska built for immigrants (Orenburg Cossacks, Saratov and Samara peasants), 3 km from Novopetrovsk fort on the low bay [see. L. Meyer, Kyrgyz steppes of Orenburg disposition, St. Petersburg, 1865, p. 282 – 283]. The settlers were engaged in fishing and hunting seals.

Buildings village Nikolaevska shown on pictures number 133, 141, 142, 148, 149.

In the literature is found under the title: "Street settlement with rows of houses on both sides" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 184, № 315], "Street in some village" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 59, № 287], "Two series of huts with two-sided roofs" and "Village street" [O. Novitsky, Paintings of Taras Shevchenko – the manuscript in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum, p. 113, № 730, and p. 250].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 315, 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, № 145 (image), p. 67 (note).