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Mount Kulaat

Taras Shevchenko. Mount Kulaat

Taras Shevchenko. Mount Kulaat. Watercolour (12.8 × 31.9 cm). [VII 1851 – VII 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 878.

On the back – strikeout inscription: Steppe in Central Asia.

Mount Kulaat (which means "cream-colored horse") is located between the ridges of North Ak-Tau and Western Kara-Tau.

Pictured area defined by the eponymous pencil sketch (number 95), with the author's name and the serial number of the time Kara-Tau expedition. For color and character perform common with watercolors number 2, 8, 10, 11, 17.

Watercolor could be performed directly in the expedition, the time spent in the central part of North Ak-Tau, and in subsequent years, after the sketch of 1851.

The picture was donated by the family Uskova (see app. Before number 33).

N. I. Uskova in his memoirs erroneously states that the figure represented nearly Novopetrovsk fort auly (see also number 6 and note to it).

In the literature is found under the title: "Steppe in Central Asia" ["The Republican Shevchenko Jubilee Exhibition. Catalogue-guide", p. 44, № 225], "In the neighborhood of Novopetrovsk fort" [G. D. Vladimirski, A. N. Savinov, Taras Shevchenko – the artist, L. – M., 1939, Tab. XX].

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, № 225).

G. P. Palamarchuk

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 13 (image), p. 12 – 13 (note).

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