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Near Kaniv

Taras Shevchenko. Near Kaniv

Taras Shevchenko. Near Kaniv. Colored paper, pencil, ink (16.2 × 23.7 cm). [12.VI – 27.VII 1859]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 861.

Lower left – ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: Near Kaniv.

Top right is marked in pencil: 1.

This area Shevchenko visited several times in June and July 1859 that claims by A. Kozachkovsky's memories and documents, as well as author's date of song, recorded by Shevchenko in village Zelenky, Kanev County, July 27, 1859. This is the basis for the dating of the picture [see "T. Shevchenko in the documents and materials", K., 1950, p. 227; A. Kozachkovsky, Memories on Taras Shevchenko, "Kiev Telegraph", 26.II 1875, № 25, "Russian bibliophile", 1914, № 1, p. 17 – 18].

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, E. E. Reitern, State Russian Museum, Leningrad Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Central museum of G. Shevchenko Kyiv.

In 1939 exposed at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee Exhibition in Kyiv (Product, № 343).

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 77 (image), p. 45 (note).