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On the shore of the Aral sea

Taras Shevchenko. On the shore of the…

Taras Shevchenko. On the shore of the Aral sea. Watercolour (15,3 × 28,7 cm). [12 – 21.IX 1848, 22 – 30.VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 453.

At top right ink marked: 117 – 91.

One of the buildings in the background of this picture is the same as in the pictures "Fort Kos-Aral in winter" (see number 35, 36).

The nature of the landscape is obviously one of the bays of Nicholas island.

Mentioned in the literature under the names: "Cooks on the beach" [A. Novitsky Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 57, № 256], "Near the seashore boat, on shore two persons cook hang up pot on a tripod" ["Catalog of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", 1900, Vol. II, p. 178, № 215], "Seashore, a boat, two people cook porridge" [L. Karachevska, Exhibition Shevchenko, Chernigov, 1930, Part 2, p. 19, № 39].

Other paintings and drawings of Nicholas island see number 2630, 165172.

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 215, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

In 1929 exhibited at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Product, Part 2, p. 19, № 39).

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 31 (image), p. 20 (notes).