A Ship in a Stormy Sea

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Hovhannes Aivazian) Armenian, born Russian Empire [now Ukraine]

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Aivazovsky was a celebrated painter of seascapes. The artist’s affinity for the ocean began in his birthplace, the Black Sea port of Feodosia (Theodosia) in Crimea, then part of the Russian Empire and now in Ukraine. As a member of the city’s longstanding Armenian community, Aivazovsky had a rich cultural and linguistic background. He worked and exhibited widely, including in cities in Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Turkey, and mainland Ukraine. In 1892, he visited the United States. This miniature was presumably a gift to Isabel Hapgood, an author and a translator of French and Russian literature, during Aivazovsky’s trip to New York. Hapgood gave the miniature to The Met in 1913.

A Ship in a Stormy Sea, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Hovhannes Aivazian) (Armenian, born Russian Empire [now Ukraine], Feodosia (Theodosia) 1817–1900 Feodosia (Theodosia)), Card

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