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Taras Shevchenko

Encyclopedia of the life and works


Portrait of M. V. Maksimovich

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of M. V.…

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).