Taras Shevchenko. Fort Kos-Aral in winter. Paper, sepia, white (15,9 × 30,7 cm). [Kos-Aral]. [No sooner than 20.XI 1848 2.IV 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g 759.
The figure pasted on the sheet. On this sheet made inscription in ink (possibly by hand O. M. Butakova): Fort Kos-Aral, where stay in winter A. I. Butakov and Shevchenko in 1848 (work Shevchenko).
On the back of the album's sheet on the left pencil inscription and signature by hand S. Glazenap: From album A.I. Butakov. S. Glazenap.
From left, foreground figure a building in which wintered A. I. Butakov on Kos-Aral.
On this winter in fort Butakov wrote in a letter to relatives of October 3, 1848:
"Winter, I live here on the island of Kos-Aral (at the mouth of the Syr Darya), in a very small palace, erected among small fort with 4 guns, enough to hold a whole respekt Khiva army" [Berg L. S. Essays on the history of Russian geographical discoveries, Moscow Leningrad, 1949, p. 206].
After this figure was made the etching by O. M. Butakova [see Rovinsky D.A. Detailed dictionary of Russian engravers. St. Petersburg, 1895, p. 90]. Etching is stored in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g 1108.
Storage areas: property of Butakov, S. Glazenap, S. P. Jaremych, Kyiv City Museum, Ukrainian History Museum. Taras Shevchenko Kyiv.
On the back outline of the same fort (see number 176).
L. I. Vnuchkova
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, ¹ 36 (image), p. 22 (notes).