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Pechersk monastery in Nizhny Novgorod

Taras Shevchenko. Pechersk monastery…

Taras Shevchenko. Pechersk (cave) monastery in Nizhny Novgorod. Stained paper and pencil (16.6 × 31.6). [Nizhny Novgorod]. [9.X 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 601.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: NN. Pechersk Monastery.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 175.

Dated on the basis of record Shevchenko in his diary on October 9, 1857:

"But because today the weather is quite tolerable, I… went to the Cave Monastery. Somehow sketched view of the monastery, I was numb hands ran home… Caves Monastery, which I painted today, built during the reign of Fedor in 1597 instead of decayed ancient monastery founded by Archimandrite Dionysios".

In the book by M. Kalaushyn "T. Shevchenko in portraits and illustrations" [L., 1940, p. 145] reproduced under a false name "Astrakhan".

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 370, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

N. P. Prokopenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 94 (image), p. 51 (note).