Property from a Private Collection, Switzerland
ALEXEI DANILOVICH KIVSHENKO | PRAWN FISHING IN NORMANDY
Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP
ALEXEI DANILOVICH KIVSHENKO
PRAWN FISHING IN NORMANDY
signed in Latin l.l.
oil on canvas
67 by 96cm, 26¼ by 37¾in.
Original canvas which is slack on its stretcher. There are a few small repairs on the reverse. Stretcher bar marks are visible along the edges and centre. There is craquelure and paint shrinkage throughout which is most pronounced in the sky. A few tiny flecks of paint loss can be seen in the purple sky on the right. There is a light layer of surface dirt. There are minor frame abrasions along the edges. Inspection under UV light reveals a discoloured layer of varnish and no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a gilt wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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Acquired by the grandmother of the present owner
Fedor Bulgakov mentions another version of this composition in his 1890 publication Nashi khudozhniki. The other painting dates to 1881 and was exhibited and sold at an International Fisheries Exhibition in Manchester.