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Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky

Portrait of Count Ilya Andreevich Bezborodko

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Estimate:

350,000

to
- 500,000 GBP

Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky

Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky

Portrait of Count Ilya Andreevich Bezborodko

Portrait of Count Ilya Andreevich Bezborodko

Estimate:

350,000

to
- 500,000 GBP

Lot sold:

438,500

GBP

Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky

1735 - 1822

Portrait of Count Ilya Andreevich Bezborodko


oil on canvas

Canvas: 122 by 95.5cm, 48 by 37½in.

Framed: 134.5 by 108cm, 53 by 42½in.

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Collection of Countess Liubov Alexandrovna Musina-Pushkina (1833-1917), great granddaughter of the sitter, St Petersburg, presumably by descent from her father, Alexander Grigorievich Kushelev-Bezborodko (1800-1855), grandson of the sitter
Antique dealer Opochinin, Moscow, 1920
Lev Adolfovich Grinberg (1900-1981), Paris
Collection of Evgeny Lvovich Liubovich (1883-1968), Paris and Émancé
Estate sale, Château de Sauvage, Émancé, 18 October 1970, lot 94
Beaussant & Lefèvre, Mobilier, Objets d'Art & Céramique, 6 November 2015, lot 208, as Studio of Levitsky
Exhibition catalogue Vystavka obshchestva pooshchreniya khudozhnikov. Istoricheskiy al'bom portretov izvestnikh lits XVI-XVIII vekov, St Petersburg, 1870, p.58 listed
Podrobnyi illyustrirovannyi katalog vystavki russkoi portretnoi zhivopisi za 150 let (1700-1850), St Petersburg: Izdanie Obshchestva sinyago kresta, 1902, p.76 illustrated; p.78, no.49 listed as being in the collection of Countess Liubov Musina-Pushkina
Exhibition catalogue Istoriko-khudozhestvennaya vystavka russkikh portretov, St Petersburg, 1905, p.30, no.819 listed as being in the collection of Countess Liubov Musina-Pushkina
Russkie portrety XVIII i XIX stoletii. Izdanie Velikago Knyazya Nikolaya Mikhailovicha, vol.II, St Petersburg: Ekspeditsiya zagotovleniya gosudarstvennykh bumag, 1906, pl.XI illustrated
Exhibition catalogue Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, Brussels, 1928, p.45, no.190 listed as being in the collection of Monsieur E.Lubovich, Paris
N.Gershenzon-Chegodaeva, Dmitry Grigorevich Levitsky, Moscow: Isskustvo, 1964, p.406, no.131 listed; p.430, no.106 in Igor Grabar's listing (noting its sale in 1920 via Opochinin in Moscow) 
G.Goldovsky, B.Kosolapov et al., Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky 1735-1822. Katalog, Leningrad: Iskusstvo, 1987, p.130, no.36 listed; p.131, no.36 illustrated
St Petersburg, Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Vystavka obshchestva pooshchreniya khudozhnikov, 1870
St Petersburg, Vystavka russkoi portretnoi zhivopisi za 150 let (1700-1850), 1902, no.49
St Petersburg, Tauride Palace, Istoriko-khudozhestvennaya vystavka russkikh portretov, 1905, no.819 
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, May-June 1928, no.190