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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ARTIST

Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky
PORTRAIT OF NIKOLAI DMITRIEVICH STAKHEEV
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT
2

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ARTIST

Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky
PORTRAIT OF NIKOLAI DMITRIEVICH STAKHEEV
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky
1839-1915
PORTRAIT OF NIKOLAI DMITRIEVICH STAKHEEV
inscribed with the sitter's name in Cyrillic on the reverse
oil on canvas
70.5 by 56cm, 27 3/4 by 22in.
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Catalogue Note

Stakheev was a wealthy merchant and the nephew of artist Ivan Shishkin. He and his family fled Russia for France before the First World War taking with them what possessions they could and hiding everything else in the hope of one day returning. When Stakheev did return to Moscow after the Revolution to retrieve some of the silver from his property (since nationalised and converted into the House of the Railway Workers) he was apprehended by the Secret Police, but managed to bargain for his release. The episode allegedly served as inspiration for Ilf and Petrov's satirical novel The Twelve Chairs.

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