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Taras Shevchenko

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Grotesque self-portraits in profile (fol. 1 v.)

Taras Shevchenko. Grotesque…

Taras Shevchenko. Outline and grotesque self-portraits in profile. Back of sheet [1] of the album "Three years".

Under one of them – inscription in pencil by author's hand: nasche heart.

Grotesque self-portraits, in which Shevchenko shown in a black velvet cap, allow these sketches dated by December 1845 – February 1846, according to testimony of O. Chuzhbynsky about meeting with Shevchenko and his appearance postponed after the end of 1845 a serious illness [see. A. Chuzhbynsky, Memoirs at Shevchenko, St. Petersburg., 1861, p. 17].

V. Ja. Tkachenko

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 313 (image), p. 41 (note).