Lot 11
  • 11

Antoni Piotrowski, 1853-1924

20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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  • Antoni Piotrowski
  • morning on the danube
  • signed in Latin, titled and dated 1886 paryz l.r.
  • oil on canvas


Christie's London, 9 May 1975, Lot 164 

Catalogue Note

The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 was the result of Russian attempts to find an outlet on the Black sea and liberate the Slav peoples of the Balkan Peninsula from the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire.
The present work depicts Russian soldiers by an outpost on the Danube and relates to an incident during the crossing of the Danube on the 22nd June of 1877.
In 1879 Antoni Piotrowski, a pupil of Wojciech Gerson and Jan Matejko, settled in Paris where he exhibited several paintings with scenes from the Russian campaign in the Balkans in 1877/1878 in the Salons of 1880-1883. Piotrowski enjoyed great success in his career as a military painter and his works were exhibited in all major capitals of Europe, including in St.Petersburg in 1899 and in Moscow in 1900 and 1922. In 1899 Antoni Piotrowski was awarded the Order of St. Stanislaus by Tsar Nicholas II for the Russian military subjects exhibited that year in St. Petersburg.