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Works of 1851 – 1857

Tjuk-Karagaj cape on Mangyshlak peninsula

Taras Shevchenko. Tjuk-Karagaj cape on Mangyshlak peninsula. Watercolour, white (12.1 × 31.5 cm). [Novopetrovsk fort]. [1856 – 13.V 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 497.

On the back of the bottom – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: 5. Tjuk-Karagaj cape on Mangyshlak peninsula.

Picture made for "Vilna album" (see number 58).

Cape Tjuk-Karagaj or Tjub-Karagaj, for modern transcription – Tub-kargan (meaning "shrub of caragan"), located in the northwest of the peninsula Mangyshlak.

In the background of pattern – a rock "Monk" (see number 30).

Found in the literature under the name " Moonlight in the mountains" ["Product painting art Shevchenko, exhibited in Galleries", Kharkiv, 1934, p. 29].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – ¹ 260, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. 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 60 (image), p. 38 (note).

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