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  • Ivan Aivazovsky
    Jul 29, 1817 - May 02, 1900
  • Crimean View - Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was an Armenian-Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, he was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there.
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  • Oil on canvas
    47 1/2 x 75 1/2 in. (121 x 192 cm)
    Private Collection.

    Aivazovsky painted numerous Crimean landscapes and the present work stands out among his most accomplished and sophisticated. The soft, pastel palette and the highly detailed, complex composition engenders a most dignified and harmonious work. The luminous sunrise intensifies the pinks, light yellows and pale purples, which seamlessly blend together. Light shimmers in the water and flickers gently in the grazing sheep and goats; it brightens the rich browns of the earth in the foreground and highlights the figure of the horse in the center. The boat in the distance glides majestically towards shore while the geese in the lower left foreground gather before the Cypress trees. Sunrise, Yalta of 1878, presently in the Aivazovsky Art Gallery, Theodosia, Ukraine, most closely resembles this composition, as does the earlier Night in Crimea, View of Ayu-Dag, currently in the Odessa Museum.

    Dr. Grigory Goldovsky suggests the number 868 found in the lower left corner of the composition most certainly corresponds to a Hermitage Museum inventory number. This handwritten inventory catalogue was begun in 1859 and does not only cover the works of art housed in the Hermitage, but also the Imperial residences of Peterhof, Pavlovsk, Tsarskoe Selo, etc. It is highly probable that the present work was sold in the late 1920s or 1930s with other paintings from the government museum depository for hard currency. This corresponds to the years the painting entered the collection of an American collector.

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Other paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky:

Crimean Landscape with a Sailboat
Crimean Landscape with a Sailboat
Crimean Tartars on the Sea Shore
Crimean Tartars on the Sea Shore
Crimean View. Ayu-Dag
Crimean View. Ayu-Dag
Cristofor Columb
Cristofor Columb
Ivan AivazovskyIvan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Hovannes Aivasian) was born on July 29, 1817, in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire, into a poor Armenian family. His father was a modest Armenian trader. His mother was a traditional homemaker. His early talent as an artist earned him a scholarship to study at the Simferopol gymnasium. From 1833-1839 Aivasovsky studied at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, where he was a student of professor Mikhail Vorob'ev, and graduated with the Gold Medal.

Aivazovsky was sent to paint in Crimea and in Italy, being sponsored by the Russian Imperial Academy for 6 years from 1838-1844. His numerous paintings of Mediterranean seascapes won him popularity among art collectors, such as the Russian Czars, the Ottoman Sultan, and among the various nobility in many countries. His dramatic depiction of a sea storm with the survivors from a shipwreck, known as 'The Ninth Wave' (1850), made him extremely famous. The original canvas is in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. He also made many variations and repetitions of this particular painting, as well, as of his other popular works.

Aivazovsky produced over six thousand paintings of variable quality over the course of his long life. Most of his works were made on a longstanding commission from the Imperial Russian Navy Headquarters, where he worked for the most of his life, from the 1840s until 1900. He earned a considerable fortune, which he spent for charity, and also used for the foundation of the first School of Arts (in 1865) and the Art Gallery (in 1889) in his home town of Feodosia.

Aivazovsky was a member of Academies of Rome, Florence, Stuttgart and Amsterdam. He died on May 5, 1900, in Feodosia.