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Sea landscape in the Crimea

Painting, 1866, 47×53.5 cm

Description of the artwork «Sea landscape in the Crimea»

This picture Aivazovsky visited the heroine of the crime.

27 Dec 2013, employees of the Kyrgyz national Museum of fine arts celebrated the approaching new year. The missing paintings by Aivazovsky found in the morning and tried to do on their own, which was only enough for a statement of fact: exhibited at the second floor of the Museum is the painting, transferred from Russia to the Ministry of culture of Kyrgyzstan in 1955, carved out of the frame and who knows where it is now. The cost of painting at that time was estimated at 40 thousand dollars. Rather quickly making sure that the picture does not look, the Museum has addressed in law enforcement bodies.

January 23, 2014 to the editor of the local newspaper came unknown, handed the employee a parcel and asked to deliver his editor-in-chief. In the rollup showed up Aivazovsky painting "Seascape in the Crimea". Began an intensive search for the unknown, but once again he was ahead of the police, he appeared himself in to the police Department of Bishkek. According to the 30-year-old local resident, he came to the Museum as a visitor, suddenly found that none of the employees on the entire floor there, and decided to steal the first picture. After learning from the media about its value, he returned to work.

Author: Alain Grosheva
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape

Style of art: Romanticism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1866

Size: 47×53.5 cm

Artwork in selections: 2 selections