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Parable of workers in vineyard. Drawing

Taras Shevchenko. Parable of workers…

Taras Shevchenko. Parable of workers in vineyard. Paper, sepia (22 × 29.5 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [Not later than 15.VII] 1858. Property I. Zilberstein (Moscow).

Right below – the author's signature and date: Shevchenko 1858.

A picture is a copy of the oil painting by Rembrandt in 1637 "The parable of the workers in the vineyard". It is stored in the Hermitage in Leningrad. Plots for that Rembrandt picture was the Gospel parable of the workers' dissatisfaction with the fact that the owner of the vineyard paid equally to all workers for rough work.

Motives of refining the date see in a footnote to eponymous etching (№ 32).

In 1939 exposed at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee Exhibition in Kyiv (Product, № 363).

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 31 (image), p. 21 (note).