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Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin

Stage Design for The Little Humpbacked Horse

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Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, United States

Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin

Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin

Stage Design for The Little Humpbacked Horse

Stage Design for The Little Humpbacked Horse

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

63,000

GBP

Property from a Private Collection, United States

Konstantin Alexeevich Korovin

1861 - 1939

Stage Design for The Little Humpbacked Horse


signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated 1925 g. 19 noyabrya l.l.

tempera on board

Board: 54 by 73cm, 21¼ by 28¾in.

Framed: 62.5 by 81.5cm, 24½ by 32¼in.


All four corners are fraying, most notably both right corners which also show some losses. The edges are covered with adhesive tape which has been painted over by the artist. Minor nicks and scratches are scattered in places, most notably a scratch to the purple clouds in the sky. Craquelure with associated paint loss is visible in places, most noticeably to the facades of the houses, just above the roof of the house on the left, to the ground in the middle, to the sky to the right of the houses and below the figure on the far right. There are abrasions with minor associated losses along the edges. The surface is covered in an uneven varnish layer, with varnish stains visible to the sky. Framed and held behind plexiglass.


"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."

T.A.T. Galleries, Inc.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987