Russian Pictures

Russian Pictures

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Property from a Private Collection, Monaco

Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky

Poles in Galicia

Auction Closed

November 30, 02:40 PM GMT

Estimate

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection, Monaco

Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky

1875 - 1957

Poles in Galicia


signed with initials in Latin, inscribed Sanok and dated 5 II 915 l.r.

watercolour and pencil on paper laid on cardboard

Image: 36 by 28cm, 14¼ by 11in.

Framed: 56.5 by 47.5cm, 22¼ by 18¾in.

Vladimir Eduardovich Nápravník (1869-1948), Petrograd 
Sotheby's London, The Russian Sale, 28 November 2006, lot 65
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibition catalogue Katalog vystavki kartin "Mir iskusstva", Petrograd, 1915, p.9, no.101b listed

Exhibition catalogue Vystavka risunkov i etyudov E.Lansere i M.Dobuzhinskago, Petrograd, 1915, p.16, no.52 listed as Polyaki, Sanok

The present work is from a series executed by Dobuzhinsky in Galicia in February 1915. Having enlisted in the Red Cross as a medical orderly, Dobuzhinsky recorded military events and the various people he encountered on the Galician and Polish fronts. Soon after his return in March 1915, he exhibited these drawings twice in Petrograd, first at the Mir iskusstva exhibition in March and then at the joint summer exhibition with Evgeny Lanceray at the Dobychina Art Bureau.