25 November 2003
IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKII (1817-1900)
signed and dated lower left 'I. Aivasovsky, 1842' and lower right in Cyrillic 'I. Aivazovskii'
gouache on cardboard laid on a wooden board
11x17 15/16in. (28x45.3cm.)
Collection of Count Dimitri Nicholaevich Cheremetiev
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Leningrad, Art Academy, Exhibition of works by I. Aivazovokii from private collection (1927), no. 56.
Aivazovokii works executed with gouache are unusual but not rare, see N. Barsamov Ivan Aivazovokii (Moscow, 1962) where a number of such works are listed, pp. 206, 207, 209.
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