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Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Girl in a Red Beret

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Girl in a Red Beret

Girl in a Red Beret

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 GBP

Lot sold:

63,000

GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

1906-1997

Girl in a Red Beret


signed twice and titled in Cyrillic, numbered N40 and dated 1936 twice on the reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 53.5 by 44.5cm, 21 by 17½in.

Framed: 65.5 by 56cm, 25¾ by 22in.

Original canvas which is buckling slightly in the centre. There is a second unfinished portrait in oil on the reverse. Frame abrasions with minor associated paint loss are visible at the edges. There are light abrasions to the paint layer in general, this is most notable in the blue background in the left of the composition. A few small scattered cracks are visible in places. There is a light layer of surface dirt and an area of discoloured varnish to the left of the sitter's right eye. Inspection under UV light reveals no apparent signs of retouching. 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.

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Acquired directly from the artist by the mother of the present owner in the late 1980s
Exhibition catalogue The Russian Way, London, 2005, p.97 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.