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Southern coast of the Kulandy peninsula

Taras Shevchenko. Southern coast of…

Taras Shevchenko. Southern coast of the Kulandy peninsula. Tinted watercolour (13,2 × 22,6 cm). Kulandy. [4 – 16.VIII, 10 – 11.IX 1848, 25 – 28.VII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 444.

In the picture was an inscription in ink by hand of the artist: S. C. – Peninsula Kulandy.

Peninsula Kulandy (which means a place where there are kulan – wild asses) is located on the northwest shore of the Aral Sea, now – the Aral district, Kyzyl-Orda region, Kazakh SSR.

From 4 to 16 August 1848 and from 25 to 28 August 1849 expedition Butakov investigated peninsula and found there coal. In addition, 10 – 11 September 1848 owing to the storm schooner was anchored near the peninsula Kulandy and crew members in those days went to the bank, which is the basis for the dating of the picture [see "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 15 – 20, 28, 44].

Landscapes of peninsula Kulandy see also as number 21, 151153, 164.

Storage areas: property of A.O. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 205, 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. 20, № 71, where the technique incorrectly identified as sepia].

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 20 (image), p. 14 (notes).