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  • Lev Feliksovich Lagorio
  • Caucasian Landscape
  • signed in Cyrillic and dated 1873 l.r.
  • oil on canvas
  • 60.5 by 98cm, 23 3/4 by 38 1/2 in.

Catalogue Note

Lev Lagorio was celebrated for his coastal scenes and his views of the Caucasus. In 1851 he was sent to the region by the Imperial Academy of Arts where he spent a year painting numerous landscapes, one of which was acquired by Nicholas I. Enchanted by the mountains, he returned frequently during his lifetime. Following a trip in 1861 he submitted three Caucasian views to the Emperor, and two years later he participated in the Caucasian campaign and was part of the retinue of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich. A particularly fine example, the present work shows Lagorio’s interest in the effects of weather as well as his ability to convey the vastness of the landscape; the horses and their riders are dwarfed by their surroundings and the receding planes of shadow and light add depth to the distant valleys and peaks. Recently cleaned and in very good condition, the painting is offered in its original frame which was most likely made by the Beggrov workshop in St Petersburg.