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Lot 86: Alexander Volkov (1886-1957)

Est: £0 GBP - £433,250 GBP
Christie'sNovember 26, 2012London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

Alexander Volkov (1886-1957)
Moonlit mausoleums
signed in Cyrillic 'A. Volkov' (lower right)
oil and tempera on canvas
23 5/8 x 35 5/8 in. (59 x 89 cm.)
Painted in 1915
On the reverse: study of a standing female nude

Exhibited

Tashkent, Tashkent University, Solo exhibition of Alexander Volkov, 1920.
Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, Alexander Volkov: Sun and Caravan, March-April 2007.
London, Christie's King Street, Alexander Volkov: Of Sand and Silk, 4-21 September 2012, no. 26.

Literature

M. Zemskaia, Alexander Volkov (Master "Granatovoi chaikhany") [Alexander Volkov (The Master of 'The Pomegranate Teahouse')], Moscow, 1975, listed, p. 127.
V. Volkov, A. Volkov and A. Volkov (eds.), Alexander Volkov: Sun and Caravan, Moscow, 2007, illustrated, p. 83, no. 39.
V. Volkov, A. Volkov and A. Volkov (eds.), Master 'Granatovoi chaikhany': Zhivopis', poeziia, druz'ia [Master of 'The Pomegranate Teahouse': Painting, Poetry, Friends], Moscow, 2007, illustrated, p. 12 (detail) and p. 22.
Exhibition catalogue, Alexander Volkov: Of Sand and Silk, Christie's King Street, London, 2012, illustrated pp. 78-79, listed p. 175, no. 26.

Provenance

The family of the artist.

Auction Details

Important Russian Art

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Christie's
November 26, 2012, 10:30 AM GMT

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK