The postcard is a picture of a painting.
The Ninth Wave was painted by Ivan Aivazovsky in 1850.
- The painting depicts a sea after a night storm and people facing death, attempting to save themselves by clinging to debris from a wrecked ship.
- The painting has warm tones in which the sea appears to be not so menacing, thereby giving a chance for the people to survive.
- This painting sometimes is called "the most beautiful painting in Russia."