Lot 103
  • 103

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky

70,000 - 90,000 GBP
194,500 GBP
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  • Sunset, Crimea
  • signed in Latin and dated 1865 l.l.; bears signature and inscription in Latin and date 1865 on the reverse
  • oil on panel
  • 24.5 by 30.5cm, 9 3/4 by 12in.


Private collection, Germany, circa 1930s
Thence by descent

Catalogue Note

The present work is an elegant example of the beauty of the artist’s smaller works and his talent in conveying the effects of the setting sun on the water. It was completed in 1865, during an exceptionally prolific period. 'Between 1862 and 1867…he painted more than two hundred pictures, not counting the small ones, of which he painted many' (as quoted in I.Samarine, Seas, Cities and Dreams, London: Alexandria Press, 2000, p.55).

Lot 104, also dating from 1865, comes from the same private collection.

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