Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait. [Orenburg]. [Not later than 29 Dec 1849]. Paper, Sepia (16.2 × 13 cm).
On the mat placed inscription by the hand of A.I.Lyzogub: T. Shevchenko. Right at the top marked: 20. The back is marked on the mat: 18. Self-portrait was in the album that belonged to A.I. Lyzogub, f. № 20.
Maybe this is the portrait, mentioned by Shevchenko in the letter to A.I.Lyzogub of 29 Dec 1849: "It will send you this grenadier (this is I); remember me, looking at it, my good friend".
Dated by the time Shevchenko stay in Orenburg after returning from the Aral expedition and not later than writing a letter to Lyzogub.
Previous storage: property of A.I.Lyzogub, Galagan, E.K. Tregubov, K.E.Tregubova, I.A.Kosenko, Central Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv).
1939 on display at the Republican Shevchenko's anniversary exhibition, Kyiv (Catalogue, p. 44, № 222).
National Taras Shevchenko Museum, USSR Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, inv. Number g-909.
K. V. Chumak
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 8, № 52 (image), p. 30 (notes).