Collection of James Theakston, Copenhagen Thence by descent to the previous owner
Probably Mir iskusstva, 1913, no.5
After the Revolution, Lukomsky spent two years in Ukraine where he worked on the restoration and conversion into museums of former noble residences and published a book on Ukrainian Baroque architecture. This palace was formerly the principal residence of the Sanguszko family and in its heyday hosted the last king of Poland.
The sheet is undulating in places, notably in the top right quadrant. The edges are slightly worn and there is minor pigment loss at the bottom of the left edge. There is fine craquelure to the green pigment in the centre of the composition. There is a layer of light surface dirt. Held in a wooden frame behind glass. Unexamined out of frame. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."