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Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Portrait of a Woman in Red

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Portrait of a Woman in Red

Portrait of a Woman in Red

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Lot sold:

523,200

GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

1906-1997

Portrait of a Woman in Red


signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated 1931 on the reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 40 by 31.5cm, 15¾ by 12½in.

Framed: 50.5 by 42cm, 20 by 16½in.

Original canvas which is buckling slightly in the lower left. On the reverse is a second composition in oil of a house in a landscape. There are vertical cracks running the length of the canvas approximately 1cm in from the far left edge, some with associated flecks of paint loss. There is a further area of cracks to the right of the upper edge and other more minor areas scattered elsewhere. A diagonal line of crude retouching in the lower left is visible to the naked eye. The black paint of the sitter's collar appears to have degraded and there are losses. There is a layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals retouching to the aforementioned diagonal line, to the edges around the lower left corner and a small area towards the top of the vertical line of cracks in the upper left. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.


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


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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.91 illustrated and listed

Exhibition catalogue Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of the Jerlitsyns and Zarskaja, Sopot: Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, 2012, p.87 illustrated 

London, The Russian Way, 2005

Sopot, State Gallery of Art, Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of the Jerlitsyns and Zarskaja, 6 June - 23 September 2012

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.