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Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru

Taras Shevchenko. Chir-Kala Tau and…

Taras Shevchenko. Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru. Stained paper, pencil, white (16.3 × 29.8). [VII – 8.VIII 1851]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 526.

Lower left in pencil hand Shevchenko 31 and with the other hand inscription: Chir-Kala and Kok-Sujru.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 54.

On the back in pencil inscription: bez wody.

Similar inscriptions made by the same hand, see number 84 and № 140, 164, 167, 169, 190.

This pattern repeated by Shevchenko later in watercolor. Composition of this picture is similar to the picture "Caravan near Chir-Kala Tau and Kok-Sujru mountains". Figures depicting this area from other points see number 8 and number 85, 86, 89, 92, as part of the landscape it repeated in etching by Br. Zaleski [album «La vie des steppes Kirghizes», Paris, 1865, between p. 8 – 9].

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 289, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).

I. M. Verykivska

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 93 (image), p. 51 – 52 (note).