Lot 58: MERAB ABRAMISHVILI | Garden of Gethsemane
November 30, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: tempera on linen laid on plywood
The board is flat, even, and ensuring a stable support. Ultra-violet light reveals small scattered spots of cosmetic retouching, notably clusters to the upper left, to the right hand side and along the lower edge. Otherwise, the work presents well and is overall in good condition. Presented in a decorative gilt frame.
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Provenance: Baia Gallery, Tbilisi
Dimensions: 65 by 75cm., 25½ by 29½in.
Tbilisi, Orient Gallery, Merab Abramishvili, 1994
Tbilisi, TMS Gallery, Merab Abramishvili, 2005
Tbilisi, TMS Gallery, The Abandoned Side, 2007
Tbilisi, Chardin Gallery, Merab Abramishvili, 2007
Tbilisi, Gallery Hobby, Merab Abramishvili, 2010
Tbilisi, Baia Gallery; New Gallery, Merab Abramishvili, 2012, iilustrated in the catalogue
Tbilisi, Baia Gallery; Museum of Modern Art Zurab Tsereteli, Merab Abramishvili, 2016, illustrated in the catalogue
Literature: Baia Tsikoridze, Keti Shubitidze, Merab Abramishvili, Painting, Graphics, Tbilisi, 2010, p. 24 & 227, catalogued & illustrated
Medium: tempera on linen laid on plywood
Saleroom Notice: Please note the additional provenance to this lot: 'Baia Gallery, Tbilisi'.