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Fort Irgiz Kala

Taras Shevchenko. Fort Irgiz Kala

Taras Shevchenko. Fort Irgiz-Kala. Watercolour (20 × 29,5 cm). [28 – 30.V 1848 – 1850 15.I]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 891.

Period of making picture set by the residence time of the expedition in fort Irgiz Kala and completion report A. I. Butakov on expedition – 15.I 1850, as evidenced by a report A. I. Butakov to battalion number 2 commander of the Orenburg line [Institute of Literature, fund 1, № 406, fol. 77].

This fort Shevchenko described in the story "Gemini".

A copy of this watercolor (possibly hand O. M. Butakova) is in an Obruchev's album [Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 789].

Pencil drawing of this fort see number 145.

Storage areas: property of Obruchev, State Russian Museum, Leningrad, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Taras Shevchenko Central Museum, Kyiv.

In 1939 – exhibited at the Republican Shevchenko's anniversary exhibition, Kyiv (Catalogue, p. 45, № 230).

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 7 (image), p. 7 – 8 (notes).

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