Ukraine has issued a special stamp on 26th September 2014 honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko. The stamp depicts the portrait of a great Ukrainian writer made by Kochubei. Taras Hryhorovych was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.