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Taras Shevchenko

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Herself in her house. Drawing

Taras Shevchenko. Herself in her house

Taras Shevchenko. Herself in her house. Paper, sepia (26.5 × 35.8 cm). [St.Petersburg]. [No sooner 21.V] 1858. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 222.

Right below – the author's date and signature: 1858 // T. Shevchenko.

On the back bottom left ink inscription: To Mikhail Matveevich Lazarevsky Bolshaya Morskaya House of count Uvarov, that is the address of the apartment of M. M. Lazarevsky, where lived Shevchenko returned from exile.

Presence of Lazarevsky's address on the back of the figure suggests that it was made after Shevchenko left Lazarevsky's apartment, ie, after 21.V 1858. This is the basis for the exact date.

The name is set after the author's signature on eponymous etching.

Sketch for picture see number 101.

In the literature known as "Herself mistress in the house" [B. G., Pictures and etchings of Shevchenko, "Kyiv antiquity", K., 1888, Vol. VI, p. 83], "Whore" ["Product painting art Shevchenko, exhibited in Galleries», Kharkiv, 1934, p. 34], "Sleeping woman" [I. Eisenstok, Fate of Taras Shevchenko literary legacy", "Literary legacy", Moscow, 1935, № 19 – 20, p. 461].

Registered as № 105 in a Chestahivsky's list.

Storage areas: property of G. M. Chestahivsky, National Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 30 (image), p. 20 – 21 (note).