This marine painting "Fishermen returning home" was executed by famous Russian painter and graphic artist Fedor (Theodor) Illich Baikoff (1818-1890).
As a freelance student in the 1840s, he attended the Academy of Arts. As a student, he received a small silver medal in 1846 for a "battle picture".
He lived and painted his canvases either in St. Petersburg or in Tiflis. Among his battle paintings, the most famous are: "The Capture of the Akhty Fortress", "The Battle of the Village of Kyuryuk-Dara in the vicinity of the Kars Fortress on July 24, 1854", "At the Military Camp", "The Departure of the Guards Cossack Regiment during the War with Sweden in 1808" , "Surrender of Kars on November 16, 1855", "Kochevka" and others.
In 1862 F.I. Baikov was awarded the title of battle painting artist. He painted a painter and landscapes, and was also a very high-class lithographer.
In the 1860s he created an album of lithographs "Transcaucasian Scenes and Types", which was a great success with the artistic community of the country of that time.
Literature: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler" by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 29 7/8" x h 38" (76,5 x 97,2 cm), framed w 40 3/4" x h 48" (104,5 x 123 cm).
Condition: in good condition.