Istanbul painting of Aivazovsky sold for 825 thousand pounds / PHOTO

Painting of the globally known Crimean artist «Galata Tower by Moonlight» was sold at London auction for 825250 pounds sterling.

It was expected that an amount from 500 to 800 thousand pounds would be offered for the painting, at which Aivazovsky depicted with oil the tower of Galati and the Bosporus under the moonlight in 1845.

The other Aivazovsky’s painting with the picture of the Bosporus strait, dated 1900, was purchased for 97250 pounds sterling.

English translation by BSN
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