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Taras Shevchenko

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Shevchenko among the members of the expedition

Taras Shevchenko. Shevchenko among the…

Taras Shevchenko. Shevchenko among the members of the expedition on the shore of the Aral sea. Watercolour (13,7 × 22,9 cm). [12 – 21.IX 1848, 22 – 30.VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 447.

Figure of Shevchenko (right full-length) similar to that shown in picture "Fire in the desert" in the album G. N. Chernyshev [The State Historical Museum, Moscow, inv. 63113, portfolio number 19, fol. 92]. Depicted area resembles Nicholas island. Journal entry Butakov from [13]. IX 1848 obviously refers to the time of execution of this picture: "Early in the morning landed ashore ensign Akishev with 5 sailors…" ["Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 28].

Sketch of figure surveyor and a similar view see number 172.

Mentioned in literature under the title: "On the shore of the Aral sea" ["Catalog of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Chernigov, 1900, Vol. II, p. 177, № 209], "Topographical work on shore of Aral sea with the participation of Shevchenko" ["The great poet-revolutionary", "Literary and scientific journals Odessa State University, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko", Odessa, 1939, p. 249], "Bank of the Aral sea" [A. Novitsky Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, Tab. 45, № And].

Other paintings and drawings of Nicholas island see number 2629, 31, 165172.

Storage areas: property of V. N. Lazarevsky, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 209, 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 (Catalogue, p. 19, № 42).

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 30 (image), p. 19 – 20 (notes).