30 November 2016
Earnest Letter, signed and dated 1899.
Oil on canvas, 71.5 by 36.5 cm.
Provenance: Collection of N. Pushkov, Leningrad, in the 1970s.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
Exhibited: Spring Exhibition, Imperial Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, 1899.
Literature: A. Roshchin, Ivan Aleksandrovich Vladimirov. Zhizn i tvorchestvo. 1869–1947, Leningrad, Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1974, p. 76, listed under works from 1899 as Serioznyi otvet.
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