30 November 2016 Russian Art Auctions

30 November 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Reclining Nude

145. OSMERKIN, ALEXANDER (1892-1953)

Reclining Nude

Pencil on paper, laid on cardboard, 41.5 by 62 cm (paper size).
3,000–5,000 GBP

Executed c. 1920s.

Provenance: Collection of Natalia Osmerkina, the artist’s wife, Moscow, until 1997 (inscription on the mounting cardboard).
Collection of Mikhail Zelikman, Moscow (inscription on the mounting cardboard).
Acquired by the previous owner in Moscow in the 2000s.
Thence by descent.
Private collection, Berlin.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Silaev.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.