Lot 6
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Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov

100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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  • Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
  • Sunlit Landscape in Winter, Zhabovshchizna
  • signed in Latin l.r.; further inscribed in Cyrillic and Latin on the reverse
  • oil on panel
  • 17 by 26.5cm, 6 3/4 by 10 1/2 in.
  • Executed circa 1902-1906


Collection of Edouard Rasquinet, Liège
Deville Collection, Liège


Liège, Cercle des Beaux-Arts et de l'Oeuvre des Artistes, Exposition du peintre russe Ivan Pokitonow, 12-24 May 1906, no.33, Effet de neige, soleil (Russie)
Roubaix, Hôtel de Ville, Exposition Internationale du Nord de la France. Artistes du Nord de la France et Artistes Belges, June-August 1911, no.112, Journée d’hiver
Liège, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Parc de la Boverie, Association pour l ‘encouragement des Beaux-Arts, 4 May - 12 June 1912, no.393, Effet de neige, Russie
Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Association pour l’encouragement des Beaux-Arts, Exposition d’œuvres d’un groupe d’artistes bruxellois et liégeois et d’œuvres modernes prêtées par des collectionneurs liégeois, 5 May - 2 June 1918, no.100, Paysage d’hiver en Russie
Antwerp, Salle Buyle, Iwan Pokitonov, May 1923, no.18, La rencontre. Neige, Russie
Possibly Liège, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Parc de la Boverie, Société Royale des Beaux-Arts, Salon Triennal de 1924, 10 May - 29 June 1924, no.67, Paysage Russie

Catalogue Note

Pokhitonov returned to Russia at the beginning of the 1900s and bought a small estate at Zhabovshchizna, in Minsk province, where he spent a protracted and happy period between 1902 and 1906. Inspired again by the landscape of his native Russia these were particularly fruitful years for the artist and he painted a number of views of Zhabovshchizna in every season. Despite the thick covering of snow, construction work is obviously underway on his newly acquired estate and the figures in the foreground appear to have ridden out to oversee its progress on this beautiful, crisp winter’s day.

The present lot will be included in the second volume of the catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Olivier Bertrand and is accompanied by his signed certificate.