Item #1695 [TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]. A. Skvortsov.
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]
[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]

[TARAS SHEVCHENKO] Zhizn’ khudozhnika Tarasa Shevchenko [i.e. Life of Artist Taras Shevchenko]

Item #1695

Moscow: Izdatel’stvo AKHR, 1929. 111 pp., 14 ills. 18,5x14 cm. In original wrappers with letterpress design. Mint and complete copy. Few minor tears of oversized covers, some soiling of back cover. Bookplate on rear side of front cover.

First and only edition. One of 3000 copies. Rare in this condition.
The first Soviet monograph on Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) as a painter. Its author, Alexander Skvortsov (1884–1948) was a Russian museum worker, art historian specializing in the 18th–19th centuries. After graduation from the Moscow Archeological Institute in 1913, he was employed in the Rumyantsev Museum for 1914-1915,
then he joined the Tretyakov Gallery staff until 1930. There Skvortsov held administrative and economic positions, then positions of assistant curator (1917), senior curator (1920), deputy director of the Department of Painting of the 18th–the first half of the 19th centuries (1923-1925).
From time to time he temporarily acted as director of the State Tretyakov Gallery. All the period long, Skvortsov supervised the acquisition of the icon collection.

In Russian and Soviet sources, Shevchenko gained fame as primarily a Ukrainian revolutionary poet, a genius creator of ‘Kobzar’ and other books. In the pre-revolutionary period, Russian critic V. Kranikhfeld wrote “eternal memory to Shevchenko the poet and good memory to Shevchenko the artist”. The Soviet authorities favorably considered that his literary works called for the struggle against tsarism.
The biography is supplemented with 13 Shevchenko’s artworks and his autoportrait.

Copies are located in LoC, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Minnesota, Kentucky Universities.

Price: $550.00

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