Start page

Taras Shevchenko

Encyclopedia of the life and works


Archangel Cathedral in Nizhny Novgorod

Taras Shevchenko. Archangel Cathedral…

Taras Shevchenko. Archangel Cathedral in Nizhny Novgorod. Stained paper, sepia, white (16.6 × 31.2 cm). [Nizhny Novgorod]. [11 – 12 Oct 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 602.

Figure Shevchenko pasted on a sheet of firmer paper.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: NN. Archangel Cathedral.

On the back of a sheet on which picture pasted, at the bottom ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: NN. Archangel Cathedral built in XIV century, top left – by another hand in pencil: It is drawn in Nizhny. 11 October 1857. In diary [Oct. 12] says, that this cathedral built in 1227 in the reign of Jurii Vsevolodovich, at the bottom above Shevchenko's autograph – by the same hand: signature Shevchenko.

Dated on the basis of recording Shevchenko in his diary on 12 October 1857:

"I finished yesterday started earlier drawing of the cathedral. Original, beautiful and most ancient, well-preserved building in Nizhny Novgorod. This cathedral was built during the Great Prince of the Nizhny Novgorod Jurii Vsevolodovich in 1227".

Storage areas: property of V. N. Lazarevsky, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 371 Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 20, № 73).

N. P. Prokopenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 15 (image), p. 12 (note).