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Boris Sveshnikov

Arabesque

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Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Boris Sveshnikov

Boris Sveshnikov

Arabesque

Arabesque

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Boris Sveshnikov

1927 - 1998

Arabesque


signed with the artist's monogram and dated 76 l.r.; further titled in Cyrillic on the reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 70 by 85cm, 27½ by 33½in.

Original canvas. A few scratches with minor associated flecks of paint loss are visible in the upper right corner, and the odd faint scratch can be seen elsewhere. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Otherwise in very good condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Unframed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Private collection, Paris
Sotheby's London, Russian Paintings, 25 November 2008, lot 641