In five years of prolific painting, he concentrated on the Black Sea coast near Odesa, in all its moods. Could he have been a successor to Ivan Aivazovsky?
Born in Mariupol when it was a hub for oxcart transport, he painted unusual light, the River Dnipro, and the coast of Crimea.
Paintings from the second half of the 19th century, from Aivazovsky, Delacroix, Winslow Homer and others, as a prelude to The Tempest.
From the Pontic Steppe came many of our languages, domesticated horses, the wheel, and these landscape paintings from the 19th century.
With his distinctive almost Divisionist style, he painted scenes from Armenian and other legends, but is almost forgotten in much of the world.
Ten paintings, some very famous: can you work out which show dawn, and show dusk?
Wonderful paintings of the last years of sail, from Aivazovsky, Clarkson Stanfield, William McTaggart, Seurat, Signac, and others.
From Hobbema in 1663 to Sisley in 1884, here are views of the canals of Europe carrying commercial traffic, and in their later decline.
Painters paid little attention to the form of near-breaking regular waves until the mid-1700s. Japanese art later changed Western painting, with a single print by Hokusai.
More superb coastal nocturnes by Aivazovsky, Atkinson Grimshaw, Winslow Homer, Edvard Munch, and others.