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Alexander Nikanorovich Novoskoltsev
1853-1919
AFTER THE MASQUERADE
signed in Latin and dated 1890 l.l.
oil on canvas
131.3 by 182.5cm, 51 1/4 by 71 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, The Russian Sale, 17 July 1996, lot 137

Catalogue Note

Alexander Novoskoltsev studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under Vladimir Perov and won numerous gold and silver medals for his masterfully rich historical and genre paintings. He went on to study throughout Europe and later taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg.  Several of his most important masterpieces hang in the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Novoskoltsev is known to have painted a composition on a similar theme in 1886, which is listed in Fedor Bulgakov's 1890 biographical dictionary of contemporary artists Nashi khudozhniki on page 74. 

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