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Taras Shevchenko. Tube-Koran

Taras Shevchenko. Tube-Koran. Pencil on paper (15 × 23,2 cm). [Tube-Koran]. [3.VIII 1848]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 466.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: Tube-Koran. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 89. On the back bottom left pencil inscription: Peninsula. Kara-Tube, Aral.

Cape and peninsula Tube-Koran or Kara-Tup (meaning "black bush" or "black bottom"), located in the northern part of the Aral Sea, now – the Aral region, Kyzyl-Orda region, Kazakh SSR.

Dated in accordance with record A. I. Butakov of 3.VIII 1848:

"Stood all day at anchor for astronomical observations. Cape Tube-Kara on the southern tip of the high peninsula, towering at 340 feets from the surface of the water, the same formation that the island Kug-Aral" ["Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 15].

Found in the literature under the name "Kara-Tup" [A. Novitsky, Paintings of Taras Shevchenko, [Kyiv, 1936], p. 95].

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 228, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 150 (image), p. 51 (note).