Portrait of M. V. Maksimovich
Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Mary Vasylivna Maksimovich. Stained paper, Italian pencil, chalk (34 × 26.5 cm). [Prokhorovka]. 22.VI 1859. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 722.
At the bottom right – author's date and signature in chalk: 1859 // Shevchenko // 22 June.
Mary Maksimovich – wife of Shevchenko's friend M. Maksimovich. In his diary Shevchenko calls her "sweetheart countrywoman".
Storage areas: property of Maksimovich family, Ukrainian Historical Museum, Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
E. A. Sereda
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 44 (image), p. 29 – 30 (note).