Lot 102
  • 102

NATALIA NESTEROVA | The Miller and His Son

12,000 - 18,000 USD
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  • Natalia Nesterova
  • The Miller and His Son
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas: 47 1/4 by 39 1/4 in., 120 by 100cm
  • Framed: 52 by 43 3/4 in., 132 by 111cm
signed with abbreviated signature in Cyrillic l.l.; further signed and titled in Cyrillic, inscribed 'Tadzhikistan' and dated '1969' on the stretcher; further bearing Soviet export label on the reverseoil on canvasThis painting has an alternative titled inscribed in Cyrillic on the stretcher: 'The Ungathered Peaches'. Painted in the late 1960s, the present work is one of the earliest pieces by Nesterova ever to appear at auction. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Nesterova was one of the few female Russian artists to gain an international audience and has been the subject of exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Paris, Milan, Berlin and Madrid. She lives and works in New York City. 


Acquired by the present owner in the early 1990s


Original canvas which has a rough texture. There is a small puncture in the lower right corner. There is an area in which the canvas is very slightly undulated in the top right, below the road. There are a few flecks of paint loss in the trees, though many of the white specks visible are inherent to the artist's technique. Held in a simple gold-painted frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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