Taras Shevchenko. Chyrkala Tau. Watercolour (12.9 × 32.2 cm). [VII 1851 – 13.V 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 501.
On the back bottom left ink inscription by hand Shevchenko: 14. Chyr Kala Tau.
Drawing was included to the set of 17 works submitted by T. Shevchenko to Br. Zaleski for "Vilna album" (see number 58). It could be made after pencil drawing time Kara-Tau expedition "Chir-Kala and Kok-Sujru".
Start date tentatively set for the specified residence time of the expedition in the North Ak-Tau mountains.
Picture of the mountains used as an element in etching by Br. Zaleski "Kyrgyz tent", placed in the 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 – ¹ 264, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures by T.H. Shevchenko (Kharkiv).
In 1929 was displayed at the exhibition of works of Taras Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 20, ¹ 52).
I. M. Verykivska, N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, ¹ 9 (image), p. 10 (note).