Taras Shevchenko. Aulya Tau. Watercolour (16.3 × 29.1 cm). [1.VI – VIII 1851].
Location of original is unknown. Described by literary sources. Reproduced by autotype ["Russian bibliophile", St. Petersburg, 1914, № 1, between pages. 42 – 43]. See also number 2, 8, 11, 17.
Obviously, below on the landscape sheet, as can be seen in reproduction, was the inscription: Aulya Tau (Holy Mountain) Drawn from nature by Shevchenko.
Watercolor done in dark purple tone [see "Art and printing", 1911, № 3, p. 141, № 25].
In the foreground figure – expedition tents.
Part of this figure (bones and skull in the foreground) Br. Zaleski used in the frontispiece to the album «La vie des steppes Kirghizes», Paris, 1865.
Mountain character of landscape indicates that watercolor could be done until arrival in the valley Apazyr.
Storage areas: property of L. M. Zhemchuzhnikov, V. V. Kochubej, V. P. Kochubej.
In 1911 was displayed at the exhibition of art works of Taras Shevchenko in Kiev (Product, № 60).
I. M. Verykivska, G. P. Palamarchuk, N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 4 (image), p. 7 (notes).