Lot 117
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An Album with 27 Works on Paper presented to Lazar Solomonovich Polyakov by the Moscow Association of Artists in 1893

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
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Description

  • An Album with 27 Works on Paper presented to Lazar Solomonovich Polyakov by the Moscow Association of Artists in 1893
  • album: 34 by 49cm, 13 1/2 by 19 1/4 in.
including works by Sergei Malyutin, Alexei Korin, Viktor Baturin, Adolf Levitan, Alexander Kiselev, Vladimir Perov, Vasily Meshkov, Alexander Makovsky, Vasily Perepletchikov, Petr Korovin and others, variously signed, inscribed and dated

Catalogue Note

The younger brother of railway magnat Samuel Polyakov, Lazar Solomonovich Polyakov founded and owned several banks in the Russian Empire, earning him the nickname 'Rothschild of Moscow'. A well-known philanthropist, he was the leader of the Moscow Jewish community for several decades and financed the construction of the Moscow Choral Synagogue.

The present album was given by the artists to Polyakov on the occasion of the First Exhibition of Paintings by Moscow Artists which took place 1893. This exhibition formed the basis for the Moscow Association of Artists founded a few years later.
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