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Alexei Petrovich Bogoliubov

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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45,000 GBP
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Description

  • Alexei Petrovich Bogoliubov
  • Vichy
  • signed twice in Latin and inscribed à mon ami et collègue J.P.Laurens l.l. and incised Vichy l.r.
  • oil on panel
  • 18 by 27cm, 7 by 10 3/4 in.
  • Executed in the early 1880s

Catalogue Note

Alexei Bogoliubov settled permanently in Paris in 1873 after his fragile health meant he could no longer endure the Russian winters. Here he took on the role of mentor to the younger generation of artists and Russian émigrés and from 1874 held literary salons known as ‘Tuesdays’ at his house and studio on the Rue de Rome. Attendees included Ivan Turgenev, Ivan Pokhitonov, Ilya Repin, and Jean-Paul Laurens, a young French academic painter whose works were collected by Sergei Tretyakov.

Bogoliubov first visited Vichy in 1870, returning on numerous occasions over the next two decades to take the famous waters and paint plein-air studies of the local landscape. This picturesque resort town was to Bogoliubov what Barbizon was to that group of French realist painters he admired so much. The studies he produced at Vichy are all painted on small, portable panels of identical dimensions but the present lot bears the stamp of Parisian artist suppliers H.Vieille & E.Troisgros which dates this work specifically to the early 1880s.
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