armenian artists

Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)
“The Battle of Sinop” (1853)
Oil on canvas
Romanticism

The Battle of Sinop was a naval battle that occured on November 30, 1853, at Sinop, a sea port in northern Anatolia. A squadron of Imperial Russian warships struck and destroyed a squadron of Ottoman ships anchored in the harbor. The battle was part of the Crimean War, and a contributory factor in bringing France and Great Britain into the conflict. This was also the last major battle between fleets of sailing ships. The battle is commemorated in Russia as a Day of Military Honour.

Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)
“Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea” (1891)
Oil on canvas
Romanticism
Currently in a private collection