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Taras Shevchenko

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Taras Shevchenko. Samaritan

Taras Shevchenko. Samaritan. Paper, sepia (28.9 × 21.6 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [Summer 1856]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 288.

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

On the back bottom left ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 4. Samaritan.

Picture made on the Gospel story.

Outlines to this image see number 174 (on this sheet also sketch to the picture "In the barn" from the series "The parable of the prodigal son").

Appearance and clothing of "Samaritan" remind "Kazakh Kate», "Kazakh woman» and the woman in the picture "Blessing of children». Sketch of prickly plants used in the picture left below, see number 166.

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, № 49 (image), p. 31 (note).