VERA MIKHAILOVNA ERMOLAEVA | Illustration for The Strongest of All by Leonid Savelev
VERA MIKHAILOVNA ERMOLAEVA | Illustration for The Strongest of All by Leonid Savelev
VERA MIKHAILOVNA ERMOLAEVA | Illustration for The Strongest of All by Leonid Savelev
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VERA MIKHAILOVNA ERMOLAEVA | Illustration for The Strongest of All by Leonid Savelev

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

VERA MIKHAILOVNA ERMOLAEVA | Illustration for The Strongest of All by Leonid Savelev

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:50,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

VERA MIKHAILOVNA ERMOLAEVA

1893-1937

Illustration for The Strongest of All by Leonid Savelev



gouache, ink and collage over pencil on paper

13.5 by 38.5cm, 5¼ by 15¼in.

Executed in 1932

Condition Report

The work has been executed on the reverse of two pieces of a gouache drawing which have been joined together and the edges are slightly uneven. There is a tiny loss to the lower right corner. There are two vertical creases running through the centre and the right half of the composition and faint vertical scratch by the right edge. There is paint flaking in the white to the right of the barrage balloon. The surface is covered in a light layer of dirt with spots of dirt in places. The sheet has discoloured slightly in line with age. Held in a simple wooden frame behind glass. Unexamined out of frame.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Maria Borisovna Kazanskaya (1914-1942), from 1935

Alex Rabinovich, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

A.Zainchkovskaya, Vera Ermolaeva, 1893-1937, Moscow: Galeyev Gallery, 2009, pp.152-153 illustrated; p.180, no.833 listed

Catalogue Note

Leonid Savelev was the penname used by the writer, poet and philosopher Leonid Lipavsky for his books for children the 1920s and 1930s. He was part of the Russian Absurdist movement and associated with the members of OBERIU.

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