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“A” is for Aivazovsky as Bonhams Russian Sale Boasts a Cyrillic Who’s Who

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian, 1817-1900) - The morning catch - signed in Cyrillic and dated '1870' (lower right) oil on canvas 71.5 x 88.5cm (28 1/8 x 34 13/16in).  / Sold for £378,400 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

LONDON.- On 30th November at Bonhams New Bond
Street hosted the sale of Russian Art, featuring the eminent names of both
Aivazovsky and Fabergé. The first painting by Aivazovsky, whose career spanned
almost the entire 19th century, is named “The Morning Catch”.
It is
signed in Cyrillic and dated ‘1870’ (lower right) and further signed in Latin
and dated ‘1870’ (lower left). The exceptional seascape oil painting is expected
to fetch between £150,000 and £250,000 for the much sought-after artist. Sold for
£378,400 inclusive of Buyer’s Premium