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Taras Shevchenko

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Blessing of children

Taras Shevchenko. Blessing of children

Taras Shevchenko. Blessing of children. Bristol paper, sepia (28.8 × 21.7 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 287.

Lower left – author's sign in ink: T. Shevchenko.

On the back bottom left – ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 3. Blessing of children.

Picture made on the Gospel story.

Appearance and clothing of woman in this picture is similar to "Kazakh Kate», "Samaritan» and "Kazakh woman».

Motives of dating see number 46.

Storage areas: Tsvetkov gallery, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

V. O. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 48 (image), p. 31 (note).