YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV | GREEN LANDSCAPE
YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV | GREEN LANDSCAPE
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Property from an Important Private European Collection

YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV | GREEN LANDSCAPE

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Property from an Important Private European Collection

YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV | GREEN LANDSCAPE

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Lot Sold:225,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV

1889-1974

GREEN LANDSCAPE


signed in Latin l.l.

oil on canvas

68 by 57cm, 26¾ by 22½in.

Executed circa 1926-1927

Condition Report

Original canvas. There is a stretcher bar mark running horizontally through the centre of the composition. Craquelure and paint shrinkage can be seen in places, most notably to the areas of impasto. There are frame abrasions with some minor associated paint loss along the edges, including a small loss by the centre of the top edge. There is a chip to the impasto just below the area of blue in the upper left quadrant. Inspection under UV light reveals some very minor retouching along the bottom edge and towards the middle of the left edge. Held in a painted wooden frame.


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Saleroom Notice

Please note there is additional exhibition history for this lot. The colour of the painting is lighter than the image in the printed catalogue.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Collection of Sarah Hunter Kelly (1896–1982), Paris and New York

Exhibited

Munich, Galerie Pabst, Russische Kunst, 1989, no.15

Literature

P.Courthion, Georges Annenkoff, Paris: Chroniques du Jour, 1930, pl.3 illustrated b/w and listed

Exhibition catalogue Russische Kunst, Munich: Galerie Pabst, 1989, pl.15 illustrated

Catalogue Note

Annenkov managed to leave the Soviet Union through his participation at the 1924 Venice Biennale, from where he went straight on to Paris. Once in France, he threw himself into painting, opening his first solo show at the Galerie Bing in 1930. The exhibition was accompanied by a book by the Swiss-French critic Pierre Courthion with illustrations of thirty-one works, of which the present lot is no.3. With its economy of line, flattened perspective and bold yet restricted palette, it most likely dates to 1926-1927.


By the time of Courthion's publication in 1930, Green Landscape was already in the collection of a Monsieur Kelly, Paris. Thomas Smith Kelly was the husband of the celebrated interior decorator Sarah Hunter Kelly (whose name is inscribed on the stretcher). Originally from Philadelphia, the Kellys moved to Paris at the end of the First World War and remained in France for nearly two decades. They soon fell in with a glamorous crowd including Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, Magritte and Man Ray, and bought the 100-room 18th century chateau Méréville outside Paris to house their growing art collection which included works by Quentin de la Tour, Thomas Hart Benton, Marcel Duchamp and the present lot by Annenkov.


We are grateful to the expert Vladimir Hofmann, the artist's former student and author of his catalogue raisonné, for providing additional cataloguing information.

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