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Low shore of Nicholas island

Taras Shevchenko. Low shore of…

Taras Shevchenko. Low shore of Nicholas island. Watercolour (15,3 × 28,7 cm). [12 – 21.IX 1848, 22 – 30.08.1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 740.

On the album sheet, below picture pasted on it, ink inscription (possibly hand O. M. Butakova): Low shore of Nicholas island – (work Shevchenko).

Mentioned in the literature under the name "Plants ashore Aral Sea" ["Images Shevchenko," no. II, SPb., 1914, Table. XIV, № 1].

The nature of watercolor picture has much in common with the figure "Shore of Nicholas island". Sketch like reeds see number 107.

After this figure made the etching by O. M. Butakova [see Rovinsky D.A. Detailed dictionary of Russian engravers XVI – XIX cent., St. Petersburg, 1895, p. 90].

Other paintings and drawings of Nicholas island see number 26, 27, 2931 and 165172.

Storage areas: property of Butakov, Glazenap, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian historical museum (Kyiv), Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 28 (image), p. 18 – 19 (notes).