Lot 186: VLADIMIR WEISBERG | Portrait of Raya with a Red Book

Est: £25,000 - £35,000
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Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 74 by 62cm, 29 1/4 by 25in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Original canvas on original stretcher. There are some small areas of paint loss along the lower edge, in the top left quadrant and a spot on the lower left edge. There is craquelure in places, notably in the top left, as well as circular craquelure and a few cracks to her arm and further minor cracks to her forehead and elsewhere. There are areas of paint shrinkage to the background, resulting in a 'crocodile-skin' effect. There is an uneven layer of thick discoloured varnish. There are spots of dirt throughout, particularly visible on the sitter's skin. There is an area of black dirt or staining in the area of the circular craquelure on her arm. UV light reveals two very small areas of possible restoration to her neckline. Some pigments flouresce under UV. Held in a simple painted black frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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Literature: Exhibition catalogue  V.G.Weisberg: Zhivopis', akvarel', risunok, Moscow: State Tretyakov Gallery, 1994, p.102, no.71 listed, illustrated b/w (erroneously numbered 72)
V.Orlov, Alexandr Ginzburg: russkii roman, Moscow: Russkii Put', 2017, p.108 visible in a b/w photograph of Ginzburg's apartment
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Alexander Ginzburg (1936-2002)
Irena Ginzburg, the widow of the above
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