Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Mikhail Matveevich Lazarevsky. Stained paper, Italian pencil, chalk (29.5 × 23 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [No sooner 28.III] 1858. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 724.
Bottom right – author's signature and date in pencil: Shevchenko, 1858.
Lower left – inscription in pencil (probably by hand L. Lazarevsky): Portret of Mikhail Matveevich.
On the back the inscription: Portret of Mikhail Matveevich Lazarevsky drawn by poet T. H. Shevchenko from nature in 1858 in Spburg. Very, very few similar. Al. Lazarevsky. 1898 February 18.
Author's date "1858" specified by the time of return Shevchenko in St. Petersburg.
Storage areas: property of 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, № 62).
E. A. Sereda
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 25 (image), p. 17 (note).