Taras Shevchenko. Chekan Aral island. Stained paper, pencil (15,7 × 23,3 cm). [Chekan Aral island]. [17 – 19.V 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 488.
Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: E. c. Chekan aral – 4. Top right is marked: 117 – 85.
Dated on the basis Butakov diary. To Chekan Aral island expedition arrived 17.V 1848, which was recorded in a diary:
"In the evening [17.V] weigh anchor and moved to the island Chikan-Aral, located on a short distance to the S, and anchored on its western side" ["Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 33].
On the eastern shore of the island expedition arrived 19.V 1849, as Butakov wrote: "In 1st hour weigh anchor, but not seeing the islands to the south, went toward the east coast, to determine astronomical point on it" [ibid, p. 34].
Watercolor depicting the island see number 45.
Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 239, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 179 (image), p. 61 (note).