NIKOLAI ALEXANDROVICH TARKHOV
House in the Forest
stamped with the artist's signature l.l.; further bearing a Petit Palais label on the stretcher
oil on paper laid on canvas
50 by 65cm, 19¾ by 25½in.
The sheet has been laid on canvas and the tacking edges have been taped over. There are abrasions with associated paint loss along the edges. There is an area of slightly raised craquelure in the upper right quadrant with several associated paint losses. Some further minor flecks of paint loss are visible throughout. There is a layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals an area of retouching at the upper right quadrant corresponding to the aforementioned losses. Held in a gold painted wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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Petit Palais Museum, Geneva
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by The Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee and will be included in the catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by the Committee.