Taras Shevchenko. Novopetrovsk fort from the sea. Watercolour (12.3 × 30.5 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1853 – VII 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 877.
On the back in pencil writing with a false name: Coast Aral Sea.
The picture was gifted by Shevchenko to Uskov family (see number 33), and therefore the start date of its execution is determined by the arrival Uskov to Novopetrovsk fort.
In the literature is found under the title: "View of Novopetrovsk fort from the sea" ["Images Shevchenko", "Ukraine", 1914, Vol. II, p. 137 Chronicle], "View of Fort from the sea" [Iv. Bryk, Taras Shevchenko memorials in Uskov family, Lviv, 1925, p. 6], "In the neighborhood of Novopetrovsk fort" [G. D. Vladimirski, A. N. Savinov, Taras Shevchenko – the artist, L. – M., 1939, Tab. XIX].
Storage areas: property of Uskov family, N. I. Smoljak, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Kyiv State Museum of Ukrainian Art Center National Museum of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv.
In 1939 was displayed at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee exhibition, Kyiv (Product, № 229).
G. P. Palamarchuk
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 38 (image), p. 25 – 26 (note).