Lot 5
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IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY | The Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius

100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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  • Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
  • The Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius
  • signed in Latin and dated 1879 l.l.
  • oil on canvas
  • 67.5 by 52.5cm, 26 1/2 by 20 3/4 in.


Estate of a Nobleman
Sotheby's London, The Russian Sale, 29 April 1999, lot 49


G.Caffiero and I.Samarine, Light, Water and Sky, London: Alexandria Press, 2012, p.305 illustrated

Catalogue Note

The IR-reflectogram reveals underdrawing beneath the paint as well as Aivazovsky's signature on the reverse of the original canvas concealed by the lining. 

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