Taras Shevchenko. Novopetrovsk fort from Khiva road. Watercolour (12.2 × 32.1 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1856 – 13.V 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 832.
On the back of the left hand bottom – author's inscription in ink: Novopetrovsk fort from Khiva road.
The presence of the author's name on the back of the figure, as in fig. number 3, 4, 9, 12, 58, 60 and the location of all these pictures in the Tarnowski's museum give reasons attributed it to series of watercolor drawings sent to "Vilna album" (see number 58).
The same landscape in pencil made from a closer point, see number 175.
In the literature is found under the title: "Novopetrovsk fort from Khiva road" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 64], "View from the fortress Novopetrovsk from Khiva road" [L. Karachevska, Exhibition Shevchenko Chernihiv, 1930, p. 19, № 37].
Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 259, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
In 1929 was displayed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Product, № 37), in 1939 – on the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee exhibition, Kyiv (Product, № 244), in 1951 – on the exhibition of Fine Arts in Moscow, the Ukrainian SSR (Catalogue, p. 105).
G. P. Palamarchuk
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 59 (image), p. 37 (note).