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Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Seated Woman with a Jug

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Seated Woman with a Jug

Seated Woman with a Jug

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 GBP

Lot sold:

63,000

GBP

Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

1906-1997

Seated Woman with a Jug


signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated 1931 on the reverse

oil on card laid on cardboard

Cardboard: 47 by 34.5cm, 18½ by 13½in.

Framed: 62 by 49cm, 24¼ by 19¼in.

The original card support has been laid down on a thicker sheet of cardboard. The losses to three of the corners of the original sheet, and a nick below the centre of the right edge, have been painted in on the cardboard. Several losses to the paint layer in the yellow background have been crudely retouched. There are further scattered minor losses, for example to the right of the sitter by the horizon line. There is a diagonal crack in the lower left corner with associated minor losses. Other scattered areas of fine cracks are visible elsewhere. There are several scuffs and scratches to the paint surface and there is a layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals retouching to the aforementioned corners and along the top edge as well as sweeping areas of reworking in the yellow sky all of which appears to be in the artist's hand. Framed.


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.72 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.