Property from a Private European Collection
IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY | SAILING SHIP ON A CALM SEA BY MOONLIGHT
Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP
IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY
SAILING SHIP ON A CALM SEA BY MOONLIGHT
signed with initial l.r.; further signed in Cyrillic on the reverse and dated 1897 on the stretcher
oil on canvas
16.5 by 14cm, 6½ by 5½in.
The present work is included in the numbered archive of the artist's work compiled by Gianni Caffiero and Ivan Samarine.
Original canvas. There are very minor abrasions at the edges and elsewhere in the composition, notably to the figures on the beach. Inspection under UV light reveals scattered spots of restoration to the edges, to the sea below the ship and to the sky to the left of the moon. Otherwise in very good condition, clean and ready to hang. Held in a large gilt wooden frame with decorative mouldings.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
G.Caffiero and I.Samarine, Seas, Cities and Dreams: The Paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky, London: Alexandria Press, 2000, p.235, p.170 illustrated
G.Caffiero and I.Samarine, Light, Water and Sky: The Paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky, London: Alexandria Press, 2012, p.323 illustrated and listed as CS-1897-002
G.Caffiero and I.Samarine, Neizvestnyi Aivazovskii: k 200-letiyu so dnya rozhdeniya, Moscow: SLOVO, 2016, p.278 illustrated; p.416 illustrated and listed as CS-1897-002