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Taras Shevchenko

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Taras Shevchenko. Balakovo

Taras Shevchenko. Balakovo. Stained paper and pencil (11.3 × 28.6 cm). [Balakovo]. [3.IX 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 594.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: 5. Balakovo.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 145.

Balakovo – town and landing on the left bank of the Volga River, located between towns Volsk and Khvalynsk.

Figure dates based on records in Shevchenko's diary for September 2, stating that ship stopped at night against the town Volsk, and for September 4 that night on the boat loaded firewood near the town Khvalynsk.

Storage areas: property of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 362, 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, № 88 (image), p. 48 – 49 (note).