"Athanasius Of Loris-melikoff 1864 (russian, Tiflis), Marine At Sunset"The place is not identified, it must be the Mediterranean, perhaps in Italy by the Adriatic Sea.
He must be a member of the family of Mikhail Loris-Melikov military and Russian statesman born in 1824 in Tiflis (Tbilisi, Georgia) and died in 1888 in Nice.
wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhaïl_Loris-Melikov (carried by Ivan Aivazovski)
The catalog of the Salon de peinture of Paris from 1864 to the Palais Royal mentions under number 1247 a view of Arcachon at sunset, so totally in the spirit of this painting.
Oil on canvas 52x81 cm. Very good condition no accident, original canvas.
In its beautiful original frame of wood and stucco with gilded channel patterns in gold, accident a visible lack.
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