The painting “Shipwreck” by Ivan Aivazovsky from the Gallery of Feodosia (Crimea) was sold during “the Russian session” of the Christie’s auction house in London.
“One of the top auction items, the painting “Shipwreck” by Ivan Aivazovsky was sold for $ 228.2 thousand exceeding all expectations”, writes the “Kommersant” newspaper.
Trading took place on June 6 and was represented by more than 250 paintings and decorative arts. Total sales amounted to $ 6.4 million.
Note that more than 400 paintings by Aivazovsky are kept in the Art Gallery of Feodosia.