Self-portrait of young Taras Shevchenko (etching is made after his artwork painted in 1845)

Taras Shevchenko, Self-portrait with a candle, 1845


Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait with a candle. Peterburg. 1860. Etching is made after self-portrait 1845, whose location is unknown.    

Type of painting: paper, etching, aquatint , size - 16.4 × 13; 22.5 × 16.2; (43 × 31.1 cm).

Current location: Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Published according to: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, vol. 10


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Shevchenko's artistic heritage for us is not less valuable than his poetry. Do not forget that natural gift of drawing was the very first awakened in him and brought him out of the abyss of slavery in artistic elite. His artworks are diverse. Already during his lifetime Shevchenko had a well-deserved honor as outstanding portrait painter. He also performed a large series of landscapes, architectural sketches (including ukrainian antiquity), book illustrations. He was the first of Ukrainian who mastered the etching technique and created in it a number of famous compositions. Our web publication is intended to show the world the great ukrainian artist – Taras Shevchenko.

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