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Schooner near fort Kos-Aral

Taras Shevchenko. Schooner near fort…

Taras Shevchenko. Schooner near fort Kos-Aral. Watercolour (20,6 × 30 cm). [Kos-Aral]. [6.X 1848 – 6. V 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 872.

On the back at left – pencil inscription: Taras Shevchenko 1814 – 1861. Schooner near fort Kos-Aral watercolor of 1716.

Bottom middle ink inscription (other hand): Fort on Kos-Aral.

In the background picture on the left shows the building of the fort Kos-Aral.

Dated by the residence time of the expedition on the Kos-Aral from 6.X 1848 to 6.V 1849. See also number 33, 34, 173, 176.

As Shevchenko during February and March 1849 was in Raim, dating some pictures of this period to be adjusted.

A copy of this drawing, made by an unknown author, is the album Obruchev [Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 791].

Mentioned in the literature under the name "Schooner in the bay near fort Kos-Aral" ["Visual Arts", K., 1939, № 2 – 3, insert between pages 56 – 57].

Storage areas: State Russian Museum, Leningrad Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Taras Shevchenko Central Museum, Kyiv.

In 1939 exhibited at the Republican Shevchenko anniversary exhibition, Kyiv called "Schooner ashore Kos-Aral" (Catalogue, p. 44, № 226).

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 32 (image), p. 20 – 21 (notes).