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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
THE WALLOON VILLAGE OF JUPILLE
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
THE WALLOON VILLAGE OF JUPILLE
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
1850-1923
THE WALLOON VILLAGE OF JUPILLE
bearing two exhibition labels on the frame
oil on panel
20.5 by 26cm, 8 by 10 1/4 in.
Executed in 1912
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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, Exposition Iwan Pokitonow, 20 May - 8 June 1922, no.35
Centenaire de la Société Royale des Beaux-Arts de Liège, 1933
Liège, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Parc de la Boverie, Le Visage de Liège, 23 September - 23 October 1933, no.384, Jardin à Jupille
Liège, 3 Rue Sœurs-de-Hasque, Peinture Salon inaugural du nouveau local du Cercle des Beaux-Arts de Liège, 10 - 27 December 1938, no.40, Coin de Jupille

Literature

E.Witmeur, 'Un peintre russe, chantre de la Wallonie. Catalogue des oeuvres d’Ivan Pavlovitch Pokhitonov se rapportant au pays wallon', La Vie Wallonne, Liège, 15 March 1924, XLV, 9, p.370

Catalogue Note

In his praise of Pokhitonov’s ‘miniature pearls’, it is telling that Ilya Repin picked out first and foremost the artist’s eye for architecture: ‘What brio and freshness, what discipline in the drawing and tone throughout the paintings, especially the buildings. Verging on total illusion’ (quoted in V.Petrov, Ivan Pokhitonov, 2003, p.22-23). The modest subject and muted light of the present view of hens and blossoming trees in a rural courtyard is combined here with a characteristic interest in the complex planes of walls and rooftops.

The present lot will be included in the third volume of the catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Olivier Bertrand.

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

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London