Lot 11
  • 11

Russian School

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Sold
15,000 GBP
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Description

  • Russian School
  • The Trinity Lavra of St Sergius in Sergiyev Posad
  • bearing initials K A G in Cyrillic l.r. 
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Sotheby's London, Russian Pictures, Works of Art and Icons, 5 December 1989, lot 48 

Catalogue Note

The composition of the present lot appears to be related to an engraving by August Cadolle (1782–1849) which was widely published during the 19th century.

Depicted from left to right are a late 17th century refectory church, an 18th century bell tower by Ukhtomsky, the Dormition Church commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and the main entrance to the monastic complex.

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