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Taras Shevchenko

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Portrait of A. A. Lazarevska

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of A. A.…

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Athanasia Alekseevna Lazarevska. Stained paper, Italian pencil, chalk (29.5 × 23.1 cm). [Hyrivka]. 22.VIII 1859. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 492.

At the bottom right – author's date and signature in chalk: 1859 // Shevchenko // August 22 (last digit overwritten and difficult to read).

Lower left – inscription in pencil by hand V. Lazarevsky: B. Portrait of mother.

A. Lazarevska – mother of brothers Lazarevsky, Shevchenko's friends.

In 1859 Shevchenko visited village Hyrivka, Konotop County, Chernihiv province, where he lived from 21 to 25 August ["Ukraine", K., 1928, № 4, p. 48], executed there a portrait of mother Lazarevsky and presented it to M. Lazarevsky [see "Kyiv antiquity", 1899, Vol. II, p. 167].

Storage areas: property of M. M. Lazarevsky, V. N. Lazarevsky, A. N. Lazarevska, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1911 exposed at the exhibition of works of art Shevchenko in Kiev (Product, № 63).

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 45 (image), p. (notes).