NIKOLAI PETROVICH BOGDANOV-BELSKY
signed in Latin l.l.
oil on canvas
87 by 73.5cm, 34¼ by 29in.
Original canvas which is slightly slack on its stretcher. The surface is covered in a thick layer of dirt and there are fly spots throughout. There are two small areas of paint loss to the clouds in the upper right as well as a couple of flecks of paint loss elsewhere in the sky. Two faint vertical scratches can be seen along the middle of the right edge. There are frame abrasions with some minor associated paint loss along the edges. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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In the family of the present owner for at least 60 years