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Taras Shevchenko. Gifts in Chyhyryn in…

Taras Shevchenko. Gifts in Chyhyryn 1649. Drawing for the eponymous etching. Ink on paper (19,7 × 27 cm). [St. Petersburg]. [III – IV 1844]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 394.

On the back left above the inscription ink: Gifts in Chigrin in 1649.

Start date is determined by the time Shevchenko return to St. Petersburg. As in a letter to Bodjansky in early May 1844 Shevchenko reports that etching "Gifts in Chigrin" has finished, a preparatory drawing for it is made, apparently, not before time return to St. Petersburg and later of April 1844.

Sketches for drawing.

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 147, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 18, № 1).

L.I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 1, № 91 (picture), p. 36 (note).