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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
ON THE CRIMEAN COAST
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 224,750 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
ON THE CRIMEAN COAST
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 224,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Russian Pictures including the Bar-Gera Collection of Soviet Non-Conformist Art

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
1817-1900
ON THE CRIMEAN COAST
signed in Cyrillic and dated 1856 l.m.
oil on canvas
59 by 72cm, 23 1/4 by 28 1/2 in.




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Provenance

Private collection, Germany
A gift from the above to the present owner in 1987

Catalogue Note

With the Crimean War approaching Feodosia, Aivazovsky and his family left for Kharkov in September 1854: 'It was with a heavy heart that we had to leave our dear Crimea, leaving behind everything we own...', Aivazovsky wrote at the time to Khristofor Lazarev (Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, Moscow, 2016, p.328).

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Crimea to both Aivazovsky’s life and work. Born in Feodosia, he eventually settled there permanently, far away from the artistic life of the capital and in his paintings he immortalised the peninsula's mountainous coastline. At the end of the war he returned to the region and spent the summer of 1856 on the sites of archaeological excavations near Feodosia painting numerous Crimean views, including On the Crimean Coast.

The present work is included in the numbered archive of the artist's work compiled by Gianni Caffiero and Ivan Samarine.

Russian Pictures including the Bar-Gera Collection of Soviet Non-Conformist Art

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London