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Arid sands

Taras Shevchenko. Arid sands

Taras Shevchenko. Arid sands. Stained paper, pencil (16 × 29 cm). [VIII 1848 – IX 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 580.

Above right ink inscription: Number 117 – 135.

On the back lower left – inscription in pencil: bez wody pieski. Similar inscriptions in Polish, see number 164, 167, 169 and 190 and on the figures "Caravan near the mountains Chir-Kala and Kok-Sujru", "Chir-Kala and Kok-Sujru".

Dated on the basis of picture copy, which among many other copies of pictures Shevchenko from Aral expedition stored in the album G. N. Chernyshev [State Historical Museum, Moscow, inv. 63113, portfolio Number 19, fol. 86].

On the back side – light picture of the same landscape sketch (not reproduced).

In the literature mentioned under the title: "Hillock in the desert" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 61, № 323], "Steppe upland" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Chernigov, 1900, II, p. 186, № 345].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 345, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 140 (image), p. 48 (note).