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Island Kug-Aral

Taras Shevchenko. Island Kug-Aral

Taras Shevchenko. Island Kug-Aral. Tinted watercolour (13,9 × 22,9 cm). Kug-Aral. [1 – 2.VIII 1848; IX 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 443.

In the picture was author's inscription: I[sland] Kug-Aral. 6.

Kug-Aral Island – the largest island in the north of the Aral Sea, its area – 273 square kilometers; now – Aral district, Kyzyl-Orda region, Kazakh SSR.

Expedition visited the island twice: 1 – 2 August 1848 and September 1849, this is the basis for dating the picture [see "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 14, 52; A. Maksheev Traveling on the Kyrgyz steppes and Turkestan, St. Petersburg, 1896, p. 59].

Another landscape of island see ¹ 149.

Storage areas: property of A.O. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – ¹ 204, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

In 1929 exhibited at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 20, ¹ 69, where misidentified technique – sepia).

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, ¹ 19 (image), p. 13 – 14 (notes).