ALEXANDER ALEXANDROVICH DEINEKA
signed with initials l.r.; further bearing a Soviet Academy of the Arts exhibition label on the reverse
watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper laid on card
37 by 50cm, 14½ by 19¾in.
Executed in 1947
The sheet has been laid on card and is slightly undulating in places. It has discoloured in line with age. There is a minor tear to the left of the top edge, as well as a few minor creases to the upper right corner and along the top edge. The card has been taped to the mount along all four edges. Held behind glass in a modern silver-painted frame.
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Collection of Serafima Ivanovna Lycheva, the artist's first wife