Iwan Konstantinowitsch Aivazovsky
A VIEW OF CRIMEA BY NIGHT
Oil on canvas. 17 x 27 cm.
According to Igor Samarine, this is a typical late work of Aivazovsky, and was probably made around 1895. It is still in its original frame. The painting was formerly owned by the author Carl Bulcke, whose father was a merchant from Bremen who lived with his family in Odessa for quite a long time.
Igor Samarine, September 2013
Carl Bulcke, Berlin, to his daughter Susanne Bartels, née Bulcke, Bremen. - Private collection, North Germany.