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Ilya Efimovich Repin

The Solar Eclipse of 1887, Mendeleev in his Hot-Air Balloon

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 GBP

Ilya Efimovich Repin

Ilya Efimovich Repin

The Solar Eclipse of 1887, Mendeleev in his Hot-Air Balloon

The Solar Eclipse of 1887, Mendeleev in his Hot-Air Balloon

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

176,400

GBP

Ilya Efimovich Repin

1844 - 1930

The Solar Eclipse of 1887, Mendeleev in his Hot-Air Balloon


signed in Cyrillic l.l.

watercolour and pencil on paper

Sheet: 43 by 35cm, 17 by 13¾in.

Framed: 64 by 55.5cm, 25 by 21¾in.


Executed in 1887

The sheet has been laid down onto another sheet of paper. There are minor losses to the original sheet, most notably to the upper left edge. Several tears have been restored. There is a horizontal fold line running across the centre of the sheet and there is minor creasing throughout. The sheet has discoloured, there is mount staining and scattered spots of foxing. The sheet is hinged to the mount in two places at the top edge. Framed and glazed.


"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.

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Collection of Armand Hammer (1898-1990), USA
Exhibition catalogue Katalog vystavki kartin, portretov, eskizov i etyudov I.E. Repina, St Petersburg, 1891, p.2, no.43 listed as Solnechnoe zatmenie v 1887 godu, (Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev na aerostate)
I.Grabar, Repin: ot pervykh portretov epokhi rastsveta do poslednikh tvorcheskikh let, vol.2, Moscow: IZOGIZ, 1937, p.2 listed under works from 1887
St Petersburg, Vystavka kartin, portretov, eskizov i etyudov I.E. Repina, 1891