Taras Shevchenko. Us-Checka. Stained paper, pencil (16 × 29,4 cm). Us-Checka. [18.IX 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 482.
Bottom right – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: us-checka 19. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 67.
On the back bottom left inscription dzhaly bulak, along the left edge – the pencil inscription: z wodoj. Label the same hand polish see number 140, 164, 167, 169.
Mount Us-Cheka (which means "three hills") is located on the northern coast of the Aral Sea, at the entrance to the Sary-Chahanak gulf.
Dated by the time of schooners parking at anchor during a storm near mount Us-Cheka [see "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 53].
In the literature is found under the title: "Uch-choku" [A. Novitsky, Paintings of Taras Shevchenko, [Kyiv, 1936], p. 100], "Uscheka Kara Taman" [S. E. Raevsky, Painter Taras Shevchenko, X., 1939, p. 70].
Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 245, 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, № 190 (image), p. 65 – 66 (note).