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Taras Shevchenko

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Taras Shevchenko. Priest

Taras Shevchenko. Priest. Paper, ink (16.1 × 22.9 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [No sooner than 10.V 1858]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 301.

Detail of Rembrandt's etching "The death of Mary", the left seated figure of a woman not related to the etching plot.

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

Dated on the basis of records in Shevchenko's diary about time he first started working in the Hermitage of preparatory drawings for etchings.

On the back – the picture "Two girls».

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 68 (image), p. 43 (note).