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Two girls. Etching

Taras Shevchenko. Two girls. Etching

Taras Shevchenko. Two girls. Paper, etching, aquatint 15.1 × 10.1 cm, 20.7 × 12.9 cm (25.6 × 7.8 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [No sooner than V] 1858. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 308.

Lower left under the impression – inscription in etching stroke: Shevchenko 1858.

Etching is the first version of the composition and is not finished by the artist. Except this instance in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum stored three prints of the same etching various states of operation. On the back of one of them – the outline of the upper part of the same etching in pencil (inv. number g – 656).

Motives of dating see in a footnote to second option of the same etching. See also number 69, 99, 157.

Previous storage of described herein instance: State Russian Museum, Leningrad; Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 100 (image), p. 53 – 54 (note).