by Karina Manukyan
An unknown paining by Ivan K. Aivazovsky has been found during construction activities in the garret of a residential building in Yerevan, Armenia.
Shipwreck in the sunset is pained on the not large canvas. Director of Beshtel Dig antique shop Alexander Potapov told ArmInfo’s correspondent the construction company contacted international experts for examination of the canvas. After comprehensive examination with participation of specialists of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Beshtel Dig experts issued a positive resolution: the canvas belongs to the great seascape painter (dates to early 1880s) and not to his students, Potapov said. Where this invaluable finding will be stored – that is the question.