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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Nikolai Fechin
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL
ACCÉDER AU LOT
112

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Nikolai Fechin
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Nikolai Fechin
1881-1955
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL
bearing signature in Latin l.r.; further bearing labels on the stretcher, frame and backing board
oil on canvas
51.5 by 44.5cm, 20 1/4 by 17 1/2 in.
Executed in the 1910s
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Provenance

The artist
Thence by descent to his daughter Eya Fechin Branham
Private collection, USA
Christie's New York, Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 29 November 2000, lot 95
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Exposition

New York, Hammer Galleries, Fechin, 21 March - 8 April 1961 
Canyon, Texas, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Enchanted: Taos Art from Texas Collections, 5 September - 15 November 1998, no.26

Bibliographie

H.McCracken, Catalogue of Works by Nicolai Fechin in the Collection of his Daughter, Eya Fechin Branham, New York, 1961, no.3 listed and illustrated b/w in the listing of the works from Fechin's Russian period
G.Tuluzakova, Nikolai Fechin, St Petersburg: Zolotoi vek, 2010, pl.27 illustrated; p.473 listed

Description

Galina Tuluzakova has identified the present portrait in a photograph of Nikolai Fechin at work in a rural studio setting (fig.1), allowing us to date it to his Russian period, most likely the early 1910s. The fact that this portrait was published in the 1961 Hammer Galleries catalogue of the Fechin family collection confirms that the artist would have brought the painting with him on emigrating to the United States and that it remained in his personal collection until his death. Fechin typically did not sign paintings which were not intended for sale. The signature on the present lot is an addition by the artist’s wife, Alexandra Nikolaevna Fechina, who would sign or stamp paintings from the family collection at the point of sale.

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