Still Life with Tanagra Figurine
signed with initials in Cyrillic and dated 76 t.l.
oil on canvas
53 by 60cm, 21 by 23½in.
Original canvas. There are very minor paint losses to the corners and a few isolated cracks in places. A few handling marks are visible along the left edge. Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration. Held in a simple wooden tray frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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Ada Karzanovskaya, Moscow
Vladimir Felzman, Moscow
Private collection, USA, acquired in Moscow in 1981
Sotheby's London, Russian Art Evening Sale, 9 June 2008, lot 58
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner