AIVAZOVSKY, Ivan Konstantinovich
(b. 1817, Feodosiya, d. 1900, Feodosiya)

The Ninth Wave

Oil on canvas, 221 x 332 cm
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Towards the 1850s the romantic features in Aivazovsky’s work became increasingly pronounced. This can be seen quite clearly in one of his best and most famous paintings The Ninth Wave.