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IMPORTANT SILVER, OBJECTS OF VERTU AND RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART

by Christie's


334 lots | 323 with images

April 11, 2003

20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY, 10020 USA

Phone: (212) 636-2000

Fax: (212) 636-2399

Email: info@christies.com

Evgenii Petrovich (Ivanovich) Zhitnev (1809-1860)

Lot 1: Evgenii Petrovich (Ivanovich) Zhitnev (1809-1860)

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Description: Portrait of Anna Grigor'evna Engel'gardt, half length, in white dress with ruff, wearing a frilled cap with blue ribbons; and a portrait of Aleksandr Egorovich Engel'gardt, three-quarter length, seated by a window with a portrait of the above on a table beside him, dressed in black velvet trimmed brown dressing gown with red cravat and blue cap, holding a pipe the first signed in Cyrillic 'A. Zhitnev' (lower right) and inscribed in Russian 'Little sister Anna Grigor['evna] Engl'gardt born 4 January 1802, died in Heidleburg 12 September 1840. Her body was taken and buried in Taitsku[?] church 12 September 1841 [signed] A. Del...[?]' (on reverse); the second inscribed in Russian 'Aleksandr Egorovich Engel'gardt died 22nd December 1843' (on reverse) pencil and watercolour on buff card; pencil, watercolour and black ink on buff card 83/4 x 7in. (22.3 x 18cm.) approx. (2).

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IN THE STYLE OF KARL PAVLOVITCH BRIULLOV (1799-1853)

Lot 2: IN THE STYLE OF KARL PAVLOVITCH BRIULLOV (1799-1853)

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Description: Portrait of a Gentleman oil on canvas 14 3/8x111/2in. (36.5x29cm.).

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FEDOR PETROVICH TCHUMAKOV (1823-1911)

Lot 3: FEDOR PETROVICH TCHUMAKOV (1823-1911)

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Description: Portrait of a Young Russian Girl signed on the reverse in pencil 'Th Tchoumakoff, Russian girl' oil on board 14x10 5/8in. (35.6x27cm.) NOTES Fedor Tchumakov was born in St. Petersburg in 1823. He studied at the St. Peterburg Academy of Arts and trained under the patronage of K.P. Briullov and P.V. Basin, who saw in him a great talent. In 1852, Tchumakov became a full time at the Academy and by 1857, he had settled in Paris where he was very influenced by French art of the XVIII Century.

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A COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN MILITARY LITHOGRAPHS

Lot 4: A COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN MILITARY LITHOGRAPHS

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Description: The 46 color and black and white lithographs by Charles Pajol, bound together with 10 color plates of Russian military insignia. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Daziaro publishing house. 1854. Bound together in red morocco leather binding. The cover with a gilt stamp of the Imperial Russian double-headed eagle surmounted by an Imperial crown, within fitted red case 243/4in. (62.9cm.) high NOTES Charles Pajol (1812-1891) was a sculptor, lithographer, engraver, who in 1863 exhibited at the Salon a bronze statue of his father, Le G‚n‚ral en chef Comte de Pajol ; in 1867, the equestrian bronze statue of Napoleon I and the bronze bust of Comte Bailly de Monthion g‚n‚ral de la grande arm‚e.

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ALEKSANDR OSIPOVICH ORLOVSKII (1777-1838)

Lot 5: ALEKSANDR OSIPOVICH ORLOVSKII (1777-1838)

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Description: Cossacks signed and dated 'A. Orlowski 1831' (lower left) ink on paper 193/4x16in. (50x40.9cm.) NOTES "Take your swift pencil, Draw at night, Orlovskii and mock!" A. Pushkin (Ruslan and Ludmila) Battle scene painter, engraver, lithographer and caricaturist, Aleksandr Osipovich Orlovskii was born in Warsaw in 1777. His talents were discovered by Prince Adam Szartorysky, who sent him to the Warsaw Art school to be trained under the painter J.P. Norblin de la Gourdaine. As a young man he travelled extensively and took part in the Polish liberation movement and uprising of 1794. He moved to Russia in 1802 where he settled in St. Petersburg as a proteg‚ of Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich and served as court artist. In 1809 he received the title of Academician of Battle Painting which led to his appointment to the General Staff. Orlovskii was one of the first artists to produce lithographs in Russia depicting scenes from everyday life and the various types of nomadic tribesmen that he encountered during his extensive travels through Russia. He died in St. Petersburg in 1832. Granville writes of Orlovskii as 'Cet artiste a conquis une r‚putation europ‚enne, qui justifient la grƒce et l'esprit de ces piquantes compositions; ses tableaux populaires, ses caricatures, ses chevaux, ses soldats sont trŠs recherch‚s des amateurs et pay‚s au poids de l'or. Dou‚ d'une prodigieuse facilit‚, il est capricieux comme tous les grands talents.'.

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