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Taras Shevchenko

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Robinson Crusoe

Taras Shevchenko. Robinson Crusoe

Taras Shevchenko. Robinson Crusoe. Paper, sepia, bistre (24.2 × 19.3 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 821.

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

On the back bottom left – ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 2. Robinson Crusoe.

Picture taken on the subject of Daniel Defoe's eponymous work.

Sketch, similar to this picture – "Sitters and student of Academy of Fine Arts".

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, Central State Museum of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv.

In 1930 exposed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in the library named V. G. Korolenko in Kharkiv (Catalogue, p. 8).

In 1939 was displayed at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee exhibition, Kyiv (Product, № 115).

V. O. Sudak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 47 (image), p. 30 – 31 (note).