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Taras Shevchenko

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Topographer on the shore of Aral Sea

Taras Shevchenko. Topographer on the…

Taras Shevchenko. Topographer on the shore of the Aral Sea. Sketch. Pencil on paper (14,9 × 23,2 cm). [12 – 21.IX 1848; 22 – 30.VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 468.

The nature of the area shown recalls Nicholas island, which is the basis for dating.

In the "Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities" [Chernigov, 1900, II, p. 179] recorded under the name "Beach, apparently, on the peninsula in Aral Sea".

Other views of Nicholas island see. number 2631 and 165171.

Sketches of survey work during the expedition see number 30, 79, 173.

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 230, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 172 (image), p. 59 (note).