Taras Shevchenko. In the harem. Sketch. Pencil on paper (26.5 × 37 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [No sooner than 21.V 1858].
Study to incomplete picture.
Dated after the memoirs by B. G. Sukhanov-Podkolzin that in the apartment Shevchenko at the Academy of Arts, he met and man and woman sitters who came to pose for a picture "Turk with odalisque" [see B. Sukhanov-Podkolzin, Memories of Taras Shevchenko by his accidentally disciple, "Kyiv antiquity", 1885, Vol. II, p. 233 – 234].
In the apartment at the Academy of Arts Shevchenko moved until May 21, 1858.
Back of the figure number 101.
L. I. Vnuchkova
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 102 (image), p. 54 (note).