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Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
WINTER LANDSCAPE IN MINSK
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
WINTER LANDSCAPE IN MINSK
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Russian Pictures including the Bar-Gera Collection of Soviet Non-Conformist Art

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Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
1850-1923
WINTER LANDSCAPE IN MINSK
signed and titled in Latin on the reverse
oil on panel
10.5 by 13.5cm, 4 by 5 1/2 in.
Executed circa 1902-1905
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Provenance

Collection of Professor Emile Witmeur, Liège
Private collection, Belgium
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Liège, Cercle des Beaux-Arts et de l'Oeuvre des Artistes, Exposition du peintre russe Ivan Pokitonow, 12 - 24 May 1906, no.55, Plein hiver (Russie)
Possibly, Liège, Cercle des Beaux-Arts, Ivan Pokitonow, 16 - 30 April 1910, no.22, Une tourmente de neige en Russie
Liège, Cercle des Beaux-Arts, Exposition Iwan Pokitonow, 20 May - 8 June 1922, no.52, Dans la neige (Gouvernement de Minsk)

Literature

'Exposition du peintre Ivan Pokitonow', La Gazette de Liège, 16 May 1906, Neige
'Exposition Ivan Pokitonow', Journal de Liège, 19 May 1906, Tapis de neige épaisse et crissante

Catalogue Note

In 1902, Pokhitonov and Evgenia von Wulfert moved to the vast family estate near Minsk which her father had purchased some 25 years previously. Pokhitonov’s paintings from this visit are considered some of his finest, imbued with a renewed love for his homeland which embraced him in turn with equal warmth. Welcomed as a national hero and awarded the highest rank at the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1904, he participated in a renowned series of ‘mignon’ exhibitions in Moscow at this time. The detail of Pokhitonov's miniatures is often cited in his reviews, but equally impressive is how abstract he dares to be in some of these small landscapes. The depth of snowfall in the present work is conveyed beautifully by the loose brushwork of the branches that form a heavy lattice across the upper right corner.

The present lot will be included in the second volume of the catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Olivier Bertrand and due to be published in 2017.

Russian Pictures including the Bar-Gera Collection of Soviet Non-Conformist Art

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London