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Bay near Novopetrovsk fort. Sketch

Taras Shevchenko. Bay near…

Taras Shevchenko. Bay near Novopetrovsk fort. Stained paper and pencil (16.5 × 29.4 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1851 – VII 1853]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 553.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 117. In the center of the watermark: J. Whatman, 1845.

Picture made from flagpole of Novopetrovsk fort. At the bottom of the harbor – lighthouse and village Nikolaevska (see note to number 145). Buildings of village Nikolaevska see number 141, 142, 149.

After this sketch Shevchenko performed a complete picture and sent it to Br. Zaleski (see comment number 30), who performed etching "Bay of Novopetrovsk fort" [album «La vie des steppes Kirghizes», Paris, 1865, p. 43].

P. Karutts notes that the stone column in the foreground of etching are road signs, which should indicate the proximity of dwellings ["Among kyrgyzes and turkmens on Mangyshlak", St. Petersburg, 1911, p. 9 – 10].

In literature titled "The coast with buildings, the sea with three ships" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 185, ¹ 318].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – ¹ 318. Chernihiv Historical Museum. Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

G. P. Palamarchuk

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, ¹ 133 (image), p. 62 – 63 (note).