7 June 2017
Peasant Woman, signed.
Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard, 27.5 by 17.5 cm (cardboard size).
The present lot is a study for the Nesterov 1901–1906 Sviataia Rus (Holy Russia) painting currently in the collection of the State Russian Museum.
Provenance: Icons, Russian Pictures and Works of Art, Sotheby’s London, 17 June 1993, lot 362.
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner.
Private collection, UK.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
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