Armenian famous marine painter Hovannes Konstantinovich Aivazovsky wrote more than 6,000 works. He painted the sea in all seasons of the year and at different times of the day. During his life there were held more than 120 exhibitions of Aivazovsky’s paintings in many countries. Now his paintings will become the top lots of the Russian art items auction, which will be held by Christie's auction house in London on November 26.
In the auction 268 lots will be represented, including masterpieces of painting and works of decorative art. Aivazovsky’s canvas entitled “Sunset in Venice” is estimated at £ 400-600 thousand. The painter first visited Venice in the summer of 1840, but the canvas was created later due to his ability to write by memory and a desire to convey the unique spirit and atmosphere of the place. Painting written in 1873, enrolled from the private collection of John Kluge. The Christie's auction house mentioned that the painting did not appear on the art market the last twenty years and noted that the proceeds from its sale will be sent to Columbian University in New York.