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Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Grain Silo

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Grain Silo

Grain Silo

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

644,200

GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

1906-1997

Grain Silo


indistinctly dated l.l.; further signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated 1935 on the reverse

oil on card

Sheet: 40 by 56cm, 15¾ by 22in.

Framed: 63.5 by 77.5cm, 25 by 30½in.

The card has been laid down on another sheet of card. Several large creases to the upper left and lower right corners with minor associated losses have been restored. There are further smaller tears and creases to the top and bottom edges and centre of the left edge. Some of these have been retouched and this is visible to the naked eye. There is a small loss to the card in the centre of the upper edge and an indentation with associated minor paint losses just above the roofline of the building on the far left. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals retouching to all four corners, in places along the edges as well as to the creases in the upper left and lower right corners. Framed and glazed.


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.92 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.