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Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov

Female Portrait

Lot Closed

June 8, 02:26 PM GMT


25,000 - 35,000 GBP

Lot Details


Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov

1880 - 1930

Female Portrait

signed with initials in Cyrillic; further bearing a Modernism Gallery label on the backing board

pastel on brown paper

Sheet: 21.5 by 24cm, 8 ½ by 9 ½ in.

Framed: 52 by 52cm, 20 ½ by 20 ½ in.

Executed circa 1914

Private collection, London
Modernism Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above by the present owner

The dynamic rays conveying rhythm and movement that characterise the present work are typical of the artist's inimitable style. Long associated with Wanda Monastyrska, the art historian Elena Kashuba has suggested that this rare pastel is in fact not a portrait of the artist's wife. It dates from around the same time as Bogomazov's treatise Painting and Elements, completed in August 1914.

We would like to thank James Butterwick for providing additional cataloguing information.