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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Petr Petrovich Konchalovsky
YELLOW DACHA, KUNTSEVO
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 298,000 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Petr Petrovich Konchalovsky
YELLOW DACHA, KUNTSEVO
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 298,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Petr Petrovich Konchalovsky
1876-1956
YELLOW DACHA, KUNTSEVO
signed in Latin, dated 1919, numbered 331 and bearing a dedication to Nikolai Antipin on the reverse
oil on canvas
91 by 64.5cm, 35 3/4 by 25 1/2 in.
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Provenance

A gift from Konchalovsky to the artist Nikolai Nikolaevich Antipin (b.1931)
Private collection
Sotheby's London, Russian Evening Sale, 24 November 2008, lot 31
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Konchalovsky. Khudozhestvennoe nasledie, Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1964, p.103 listed as zhi 268

Catalogue Note

A popular summer resort since the early 19th century, Kuntsevo attracted a great many Muscovite painters, writers and composers, among them Leo Tolstoy, Alexei Savrasov and Petr Tchaikovsky. Pavel Tretyakov, the founder of the Tretyakov Gallery, owned a dacha there. In 1919 Konchalovsky spent a summer in Kuntsevo, executing a series of landscapes en plein air which includes the present lot. ‘When I was studying under Konchalovsky', recalled Alexander Labas, ‘he invited me to his dacha in Kuntsevo. That exciting day remained etched in my memory. He showed me his paintings. […] They left a deep impression on me’ (A.Labas, Vospominaniya, 2004, p.70).

According to the dedication on the reverse, the present lot was given to the artist Nikolai Antipin who was Konchalovsky’s student between 1949 and 1953.

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