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English: The Ninth Wave (Девятый вал) by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky ( 1850)

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Русский: Девятый вал
The Ninth Wave
Date 1850
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 221 × 332 cm (87 × 130.7 in)
Object history Unknown
Notes Marine art
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