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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
1817-1900
VIEW OF CAIRO
signed in Cyrillic and dated 1870 l.r.
oil on board
22.5 by 28.5cm, 9 by 11 1/4 in.
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來源

The Semadeni Family, Kiev
Thence by descent to the present owner

相關資料

Ivan Aivazovsky painted the present view of Cairo in 1870, making it one of his earliest known Egyptian views. While the artist was extremely well travelled, he visited Egypt only once, when he was invited to be part of the Russian delegation attending the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, and his depictions of the country are correspondingly rare.

Bernardo Semadeni was a Swiss emigrant from the Canton of Graubünden who founded a successful confectionary business in Kiev in the 1870s, which comprised several shops as well as a chocolate factory. Cafe Semadeni on Khreshchatik, located opposite the City Duma and the Exchange, was particularly popular among the new merchant elite and is mentioned in many travel guides from the early 20th century.

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

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