The artist is Aivazovsky
Being a painter of the main naval headquarters, and. Aivazovsky constantly participated in the training navigations of the ships of the navy, military operations, expeditions and maneuvers. Impressions and field sketches served the artist material for sea landscapes. At the request of Nicholas I and. Aivazovsky performed the types of seaside ports, in particular Odessa, Sevastopol, Kerch, etc. Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, the artist devoted several works. The presented picture is characteristic of the mature period in the work of Aivazovsky. The bright colorful effects of its early paintings were replaced by a philosophical deepening of feeling, the sobriety of vision of the world. The work is distinguished by the restrained gamut of gray-blue and purple-pink tones. The artist is still looking for states close to the experiences of the human soul in nature. Mastering on canvas the effect of light of the morning dawn, sounding anxiously and at the same time with hope, gives out the hand of a talented colorist.