Taras Shevchenko. Izendy Aral. Stained paper, pencil (15,9 × 29 cm). Izendy Aral. [4 – 16.VIII, 10 – 11.IX 1848; 25.VII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 478.
Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: Izende Aral 12. Top right is marked: Number 116 – 77.
Cape Izendy Aral or Izende Aral (names of plant izen) – one of the south-eastern capes of Kulandy peninsula, now part of the Aral region, Kyzyl-Orda region, Kazakh SSR.
At this cap schooner was anchored 9.VIII 1848. The same day Butakov wrote to diary:
"Cape Isen-Aral rises to 70 feet and consists of white limestone, topped the land on which grass grows. Its sole constantly tempted by waves, so that stone sheds hovered over the waters far ahead" ["Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 17].
Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 241, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
On the back outline sketch of the same pattern (not reproduced).
E. A. Sereda
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 151 (image), p. 51 – 52 (note).