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Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov

Head of a Sawyer (Study for the Triptych Sawyers)

Lot Closed

June 8, 02:31 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Details


Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov

1880 - 1930

Head of a Sawyer (Study for the Triptych Sawyers)

signed with initials in Cyrillic and dated 28 l.r.

pencil on paper

Sheet: 40 by 28.5cm, 15 ¾ by 11 ¼ in.

Framed: 65.5 by 54cm, 25 ¾ by 21 ¼ in.

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

The present portrait is a study for Bogomazov's unfinished triptych Sawyers, on which he worked during the final years of his life. While this drawing does not have a direct equivalent in the painting, the headgear suggests that it relates to the figure dressed in white in what was intended to be the central panel of the triptych, 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.