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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Nikolai Fechin
PORTRAIT OF MARIUSSA BURLIUK
ACCÉDER AU LOT
269

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Nikolai Fechin
PORTRAIT OF MARIUSSA BURLIUK
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Nikolai Fechin
1881-1955
PORTRAIT OF MARIUSSA BURLIUK

Provenance

David Burliuk (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent

Description

David Burliuk and Nikolai Fechin had a long friendship, meeting for the first time at the Kazan School of Fine Arts in 1898, while both were students. They met again in 1901 at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and sporadically throughout the following years. In 1923, when both artists were living in America, Fechin asked to paint Burliuk’s portrait. The resulting work was considered one of Fechin’s first profound successes in the United States, and the painting is now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe. David Burliuk’s wife Mariussa, often featured in portraits by her husband, was the subject of several paintings by Nikolai Fechin as well, one of which is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tajikistan.

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