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115

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Boy in an Ushanka

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Boy in an Ushanka

Boy in an Ushanka

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

189,000

GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

1906-1997

Boy in an Ushanka


signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated 1928 on the reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 47.5 by 46cm, 18¾ by 18in.

Framed: 58 by 56.5cm, 22¾ by 22¼in.

The original canvas edges have been cut. The canvas has been glued on to a canvas covered stretcher which has become detached in the lower half of the left edge causing rippling. More minor rippling is visible along the other three canvas edges. There are scattered cracks to the paint layer some with associated losses, most notably to the ushanka and to the white background in the left. There is a layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals minor retouching to the centre of the left edge; to the bottom left corner; to the background in the lower right by the sitter's shoulder; a very small area in the background in the upper left. Framed.


Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Studio Sale) is not applicable to this lot. 


"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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Acquired directly from the artist by the mother of the present owner in the late 1980s
Exhibition catalogue The Russian Way, London, 2005, p.96 illustrated and listed
London, The Russian Way, 2005

Lots 110-118 by Konstantin Rozhdestvensky come from the same collection and were acquired by the mother of the present owner. For the full history of their acquisition please see the catalogue note for the Self-Portrait, lot 114.