IVAN PAVLOVICH POKHITONOV | Automne, L’Isle-Adam
IVAN PAVLOVICH POKHITONOV | Automne, L’Isle-Adam
IVAN PAVLOVICH POKHITONOV | Automne, L’Isle-Adam
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Property of a Distinguished New York Collector

IVAN PAVLOVICH POKHITONOV | Automne, L’Isle-Adam

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

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Property of a Distinguished New York Collector

IVAN PAVLOVICH POKHITONOV | Automne, L’Isle-Adam

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Sold:50,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

IVAN PAVLOVICH POKHITONOV

1850-1923

Automne, L’Isle-Adam


signed in Latin and dated 85 l.r.; further signed, titled, dated and bearing an inventory label on the reverse  

oil on panel

11.5 by 15.5cm, 4½ by 6in.

Condition Report

The panel is very slightly bowed. There are frame indentations along the edges where the frame has stuck to the paint layer and a loss of approximately 1cm to the left of the bottom edge hidden by the frame. There are several vertical scratches to the paint layer in the lower left corner and very fine horizontal cracks along the width of the panel above the lower edge. A light layer of surface dirt is visible. Inspection under UV light reveals some minor retouching to the aforementioned loss and a discoloured varnish layer. Held in a gilt wooden frame with decorative mouldings, most likely original.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Probably with Galerie Georges Petit, Paris

Catalogue Note

In the early 1880s, following a number of successful exhibitions in Paris, Ivan Pokhitonov received a contract from the dealer Georges Petit. To satisfy the growing demand for his paintings, the artist spent the next few years travelling through France and Russia, working on his miniature landscapes. His recurring subject of figures embedded in nature was influenced by landscapes of the Barbizon school, which Pokhitonov first discovered at their retrospective at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris. 


The present lot was painted in 1885 in the small commune of L’Isle-Adam, just outside Paris. The area had been frequented by Parisian artists and writers such as Théodore Rousseau, Charles-François Daubigny and Honoré de Balzac, since the mid-19th century. The construction of a new railway line in 1846 allowed Parisians to reach L’Isle-Adam in just over an hour, making it a popular destination with the bourgeoisie.


The present lot will be included in the third volume of the catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Olivier Bertrand.

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