The Russian Paintings Day Sale features a remarkable private collection of works by Alexander Yakovlev which originally belonged to the artist's sister, Sandra (lots 164-174). These paintings and drawings range from dramatic mountainscapes of the Croisière Jaune expedition across Central Asia and China, to ravishing views of the Mediterranean.
We are delighted to offer a second single-owner collection (lots 180-189) comprising rare works by Aristarkh Lentulov, Alexander Volkov, Nikolai Roerich and a superb 1911 oil painting by the avant-garde Ukrainian artist, Alexander Bogomazov, Landscape with Trees (£80,000-120,000). A second avant-garde highlight of the sale is Vladimir Burliuk’s Yellow Mountain (lot 190, £120,000-180,000) which formed part of the Katherine Dreier bequest to the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation in 1953.
Important 19th century paintings include a masterful winter landscape by Ivan Pokhitonov, a view of Venice by Alexander Beggrov that was exhibited with the Peredvizhniki in 1906, and two superb oil paintings by Ilya Repin: Road Through a Dell (lot 125, £60,000-80,000) and a famous painting of his favourite dog, ‘Nord’ (lot 126, £40,000-60,000).