IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY
Sunset over Constantinople
signed in Cyrillic and dated 1861 l.l.
oil on canvas
61 by 91cm, 24 by 35¾in.
This unusual composition depicts the outer walls of the Rumelihisari Castle, a 15th century fortress on the European bank of the Bosphorus.
The present work is included in the numbered archive of the artist's work compiled by Gianni Caffiero and Ivan Samarine.