7 June 2017 Russian Art Auctions

7 Jun 2017

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Dmitry the Impostor I

156. LEBEDEV, KLAVDY (1852-1916)

Dmitry the Impostor I, signed and dated 1903.

Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard, 26 by 27 cm.
6,000-9,000 GBP


The present lot is from the series of works by Klavdy Lebedev dedicated to Dmitry the Impostor I (1582–1606), also known as Pseudo-Demetrius I, False Dmitry I or Dmitry Samozvanets.

Provenance: Private collection, Europe.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited: Premiera Kollektsii III, Gallery “New Hermitage”, Moscow, 22 June–29 July 2005.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Premiera Kollektsii III, Moscow, Gallery “New Hermitage”, 2005, illustrated and listed with incorrect size.
Istoricheskaia kartina. Bolshaia kollektsiia. Russkaia zhivopis, Moscow, Belyi Gorod, 2008, p. 427, No. 1109, illustrated; p. 425, listed.


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