Valley on Khiva road
Taras Shevchenko. Valley on the Khiva road. Watercolour (12.3 × 30.5 cm). [23.V – 10.VII 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 4, 8, 11, 17.
Obviously, in a pattern on the landscape sheet, as can be seen in reproduction, was the inscription: Valley on Khiva road. Drew from nature Shevchenko.
Watercolor done in brown tone [see "Art and printing", 1911, № 3, p. 141, № 21].
Khiva road leading from Novopetrovsk fort in the valley between Kara-Tau and South Ak-Tau. In the summer of 1851 Kara-Tau expedition led by O. Antipov passed it. Drawing could not be made after mining unit leave the tract Hanga Baba and not later than July 10, when, by letter Br. Zaleski, the expedition was in the Kugus valley where Khiva road did not pass.
In the foreground – expedition tents.
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, № 56).
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, № 2 (images), p. 6 (notes).