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Shore of Aral Sea

Taras Shevchenko. Shore of Aral Sea

Taras Shevchenko. Shore of the Aral Sea. Stained paper, pencil (13,3 × 23,4 cm). [12 – 21.IX 1848; 22 – 30.VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 470.

Top right is marked: Number 117 – 86.

On the back left pencil inscription: woda biala solona 2. Similar inscriptions in Polish, see number 140, 164, 169, 190 and figure "Caravan near the mountains Chir-Kala and Kok-Sujru".

The nature of the area shown recalls Nicholas island.

Other views of Nicholas island see number 2631, 165, 166 and 168172.

Found in the literature under the name «Woda biala solona» [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 58, ¹ 262].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – ¹ 232, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, 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, ¹ 167 (image), p. 57 – 58 (note).