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Moonlit night at Kos-Aral

Taras Shevchenko. Moonlit night at…

Taras Shevchenko. Moonlit night at Kos-Aral. Watercolour (15 × 29,2 cm). [Kos-Aral]. [6.X 1848 – 6.V 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 792.

Picture pasted on an album sheet. A. Novitsky in the book "Painting of Taras Shevchenko" ([Kyiv, 1936], p. 102, № 671) mentions that at the bottom right on the album sheet was noted in pencil: Kos-Aral. Now sheet clipped almost to the edges of the picture, so the presence of the inscription is not determined.

Similar images of dog and dog head, see number 35, 62.

Dated by the residence time of the expedition at the Kos-Aral.

Mentioned in the literature under the name "Night on the Aral sea" [A. P. Novitsky, Shevchenko, K., 1930, Tab. XX].

Storage areas: property of Obruchev, S. P. Jaremych, Ukrainian historical museum (Kyiv), Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 33 (image), p. 21 (notes).