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Topographer on the shore of Aral Sea

Taras Shevchenko. Topographer on the…

Taras Shevchenko. Topographer on the shore of the Aral Sea. Sketch. Pencil on paper (14,9 × 23,2 cm). [12 – 21.IX 1848; 22 – 30.VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 468.

The nature of the area shown recalls Nicholas island, which is the basis for dating.

In the "Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities" [Chernigov, 1900, II, p. 179] recorded under the name "Beach, apparently, on the peninsula in Aral Sea".

Other views of Nicholas island see. number 26 – 31 and 165 – 171.

Sketches of survey work during the expedition see number 30, 79, 173.

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – ¹ 230, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, ¹ 172 (image), p. 59 (note).