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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
WINTER LANDSCAPE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 553,250 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
WINTER LANDSCAPE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 553,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Russian Art Evening sale

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
1817-1900
WINTER LANDSCAPE
signed in Cyrillic and indistinctly dated 18** l.l.
oil on canvas
33 by 43cm., 13 by 17in.
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Catalogue Note

The serenity of this winter landscape admirably reflects Aivazovky's romantic and lyrical style. He painted many winter scenes throughout his career, the earliest depicting ox-carts traversing the vast Ukrainian steppe and two winter landscapes, which closely relate to the offered lot, can be found in the Dolmabahçe Palace, Turkey (fig.1).
Aivazovsky layers the composition with shades of white, carefully and deftly conveying the powdery snow as it settles on the branches and weighs down the trees.

In the present lot an air of melancholy seems to surround the two dark figures at the centre of the composition and it is has been suggested that this may be a depiction of members of the Imperial family in mourning after the assassination of Alexander II in 1881.

Russian Art Evening sale

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London