BASHINZHAGYAN, (BACHINDJAGHIAN), Gevork Zaharovich, (Russian/Armenian, 1857-1925): Greater and Lesser Mt Ararat with Khor Virap Monastery in the foreground, Oil/Canvas, 13'' x 26 1/4'', signed lower right, dated 1921, gilded frame with wear, 17'' x 30''. Listed in Benezit as BASHINZHAGYAN, but signs name sometimes as BACHINDJAGHIAN. Born in Georgia, died in Tbilisi. Also spelled Bashinjagyan, he is considered the patriarch of landscape painting in Armenia. An in depth biography is available for public viewing at http://www.armsite.com/painters/bashinjagyan/index.phtml
CONDITION: This picture has been rolled at one point, showing vertical creases, scattered craquelure throughout, several areas of missing paint and separation, needs cleaning.