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Apazyr valley

Taras Shevchenko. Apazyr valley

Taras Shevchenko. Apazyr valley. Stained paper and pencil (16.6 × 29.4 cm). [1 – 20.VI 1851]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 509.

Lower left in pencil hand Shevchenko 4.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 33.

The name of the figure is set after corresponding etching by Br. Zaleski "Apazyr valley" [see album «La vie des steppes Kirghizes», Paris, 1865, between p. 52 – 53].

Apazyr valley – the first place where it was found deposits of brown coal – located at the foot of Karatauchyk, 80 km from Novopetrovsk fort [A. Antipov On the examination of brown coal in the mountains Kara-Tau on Mangyshlak peninsula, "Mining Magazine", St. Petersburg, 1852, Vol. VI, Part II, p. 462 – 465].

Watercolor drawing of Apazyr valley see number 3 and note thereto.

Found in the literature under the name "Valley among rocks" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 182, № 272].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 272, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

In 1929 was displayed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 20, № 61).

I. M. Verykivska

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 73 (image), p. 44 (note).