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Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov

Hands Gripping a Saw (Study for the Triptych Sawyers)

Lot Closed

June 8, 02:32 PM GMT


12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Details


Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov

1880 - 1930

Hands Gripping a Saw (Study for the Triptych Sawyers)

pencil on paper

Sheet: 30.5 by 35.5cm, 12 by 14 in.

Framed: 59.5 by 64cm, 23 ½ by 25 ¼ in.

Executed in 1928-1929

The family of the artist
Eduard Alexandrovich Dymshyts, Kiev
Exhibition catalogue Alexander Bogomazov, St Petersburg: Palace Editions, 2008, p.77 illustrated and listed
Exhibition catalogue Alexander Bogomazov, London: James Butterwick, 2016, p.105 illustrated
St Petersburg, State Russian Museum, Alexander Bogomazov, 22 May - 22 July 2008
Maastricht, TEFAF, Alexander Bogomazov, 11-20 March 2016

The present drawing is a study for Bogomazov's unfinished triptych Sawyers, on which he worked during the final years of his life. It relates to the figure in dark blue holding a saw in what was intended to be the central panel, now in the collection of the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kiev.

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