Property from a Private European Collection
VLADIMIR FEDOROVICH STOZHAROV
dated 27 9 56 l.r.; further signed and titled in Cyrillic, dated and bearing a USSR export label on the reverse
oil on card laid on board
Card: 38 by 99.5cm, 15 by 39¼in.
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The original card support has been mounted onto thicker cardboard, which is typical for works by this artist. The board has bowed. The lower right corner has warped and a damp stain is visible on the reverse. The corners are fraying slightly and the card shows some minor losses along the edges and to the corners. The card is delaminating from the board very slightly in places, notably at the right edge. There is a light layer of surface dirt with spots of dirt in places. Inspection under UV light reveals some very minor retouching to the lower left corner, as well as some flecks of retouching along the top and bottom edges, which appear to correspond to pin holes made by the artist when painting the work. Unframed.
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Acquired by the father of the present owner in Russia in the 1980s
Vladimir Fedorovich Stozharov. Katalog proizvedenii. Zhivopis', risunok, Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1977, p.74 listed