Lot 6
  • 6

Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
50,000 GBP
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  • Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov
  • View over the Cockerill Plant at Seraing
  • oil on panel


Acquired directly from the artist by Auguste and Rachel Collon, Liège
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Auguste Collon was a famous Belgian engineer and doctor in mineralogy, who spent most of his life working in the metallurgical industry, traveling across the world as far as the Russian Empire and Brazil. Collon and his wife Rachel Goron, who was originally from Lithuania, were friends with Ivan Pokhitonov and acquired a number of works directly from him. The present view of the Cockerill plant would have been of special significance to Collon. Between 1905 and 1919 he was the Secretary-General of the John Cockerill Company, one of Europe’s major iron and steel producers.

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