MIKHAIL CHEMIAKIN | FROM THE CARNIVAL IN ST PETERSBURG SERIES
FROM THE CARNIVAL IN ST PETERSBURG SERIES
signed in Latin and dated 1981-1990 l.r.; further signed in Latin, titled in Cyrillic and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas
Canvas: 83¾ by 72in., 212.5 by 183cm
Original canvas, which is undulating slightly along all four edges. The canvas appears to have been on a slightly smaller stretcher previously and the raised fold from the old tacking edge is visible along the bottom of the composition. There are some minor abrasions to the edges in places, most notably to the lower right edge. Inspection under UV light does not reveal any obvious signs of restoration. Unframed.
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