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Property from a Private Collection, Norway

NIKOLAI PETROVICH BOGDANOV-BELSKY | NEW SONGS

Lot Closed

June 2, 01:13 PM GMT

Estimate

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection, Norway

NIKOLAI PETROVICH BOGDANOV-BELSKY

1868-1945

NEW SONGS


signed in Cyrillic l.r.; further bearing a Copenhagen exhibition label on the reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 80.5 by 101.5cm, 31¾ by 40in.

Framed: 99.5 by 122.5cm, 39¼ by 48¼in.


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Exhibition catalogue Russisk Maleriudstilling, Copenhagen: Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, 1929, no.25 listed

Celebrated for his genre paintings depicting village children, Bogdanov-Belsky fled Soviet Russia and settled in Riga in 1921 where he remained until the Soviet occupation. He exhibited widely in Europe in the 1920s and the present lot was shown at an important exhibition of Russian art held at the Free Art Exhibitions Agency in Copenhagen in 1929 alongside works by other émigré Russian artists including Alexander Benois, Boris Grigoriev, Konstantin Somov and Alexander Yakovlev.


In Russia Bogdanov-Belsky had been a member of the Itinerants whose paintings often carried a social or moral message and he frequently depicted children either hard at study or practising traditional folk instruments, as in the present lot.