PETR PETROVICH KONCHALOVSKY | FIR TREE IN WINTER
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Property from a Private Collection, Italy
PETR PETROVICH KONCHALOVSKY
FIR TREE IN WINTER
signed in Cyrillic l.r.; further signed in Latin, numbered 971 and dated 1931 on the reverse
oil on canvas
Canvas: 39.5 by 49.5cm, 15½ by 19½in.
Framed: 63 by 73cm, 24¾ by 28¾in.
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The canvas has been strip-lined. A very small dent to the canvas is visible in the lower left quadrant. There are cracks scattered throughout, most noticeably to the snow in the foreground and to the sky. There is a layer of surface dirt with accretions to the impasto, as well as a discoloured varnish layer. Abrasions with minor paint loss are visible along the edges. Inspection under UV light reveals some very minor scattered retouching to the trees and what appears to be overpainting of the top edges. Framed and held behind Perspex.
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Aram Yakovlevich Abramyan, Moscow
Konchalovsky. Khudozhestvennoe nasledie, Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1964, p.128 listed as zhi 800
Moscow, Vystavka moskovskikh khudozhnikov, 1937