July 25, a souvenir sheet dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Ivan Aivazovsky to be issued

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817‒1900) was a Russian painter, art patron, professor, academician and an honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Arts. He was born in Feodosia on July 29, 1817, where he founded an art school and a gallery.

It is the Feodosia Art Gallery named after Ivan Aivazovsky that now boasts the most complete collection of the painter’s works.

The postage stamp features the Entrance to Sevastopol Bay (1852) painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, and the souvenir sheets margins bear a portrait of the artist.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and an illustrated cover with the souvenir sheet and vignettes inside. Special cancellation postmarks for Moscow, Volgograd, and Feodosia, Republic of Crimea, will also be produced.

Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 95 RUB.
Size of souvenir sheet: 98×92 mm, size of stamp in sheet: 45×37 mm.
Circulation: 70,000 copies.

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