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Caravan near Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru mountains

Taras Shevchenko. Caravan near…

Taras Shevchenko. Caravan near Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru mountains. Stained paper and pencil (15.8 × 28.6 cm). [VII – 8.VIII 1851]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 518.

Lower left in pencil hand Shevchenko 18.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 45.

On the back in pencil inscription: bez wody.

Similar inscriptions made by the same hand, see number 93 and № 140, 164, 167, 169, 190.

The name is set on the basis of the picture "Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru», which shows the same area.

Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru – the mountains of the central part of North Ak-Tau. Figure tentative dates by residence time of the expedition here.

Nearest to the composition – the picture of the same area "Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru» repeated Shevchenko later in watercolor (see number 9); figure of Kok-Sujru mountain see number 92, image of Chir-Kala Tau mountain see number 8 and number 85, 86, 89. These mountains are also an integral part of the landscape etching BY Br. Zaleski "Kyrgyz tent" [see album «La vie des steppes Kirghizes», Paris, 1865, between p. 8 – 9].

In the literature is found under the title: "Two uplands, right – caravan of camels" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 182, № 281], "Two hillocks and roll OF camels" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 62, № 355].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 281, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

I. M. Verykivska

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 84 (image), p. 48 – 49 (note).