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In Cherkasy

Taras Shevchenko. In Cherkasy

Taras Shevchenko. In Cherkasy. Paper, pencil, ink, pen, brush (16.2 × 22.8 cm). Cherkasy. [18 – 22. VII in 1859]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 751.

Bottom right – ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: V Cherkasah.

Top right is marked in pencil: 11,.

Cherkasy – the former county town, where, according to Shevchenko himself, he was in custody from 18 to 22 July 1859 ["T. Shevchenko in the documents and materials", 1950, p. 229]. Here he wrote two poems – "For sister" and "Once stupid head" with author's dates 20 and 21 July. At that time was fulfilled also landscape "In Cherkasy".

Figure included in the Shevchenko's album of 1858 – 1859 [see "Kyiv antiquity", 1888, Vol. VI, p. 83]

Storage areas: property of V. N. Lazarevsky, B. V. Lazarevsky, F. L. Suliev, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 85 (image), p. 47 (note).