6 June 2018 Russian Art Auctions

6 Jun 2018

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Nu aux contours roses

16. LARIONOV, MIKHAIL (1881-1964)

Nu aux contours roses, signed with initials, also further signed, inscribed "Peinture" and with the artist's address on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 38 by 55.5 cm.
80,000-120,000 GBP


Executed c. 1909.

Provenance: Collection of Alexandra Tomilina-Larionova, the artist’s widow, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner.
Important private collection, Europe.

Exhibited: Salon de Tuileries, Palais de Bois à la Porte Maillot, Paris, 1925 (label on the stretcher).
Michel Larionov, Acquavella Galleries, New York, 22 April–24 May 1969 (labels on the stretcher).
Venere Russa. Fascino femminile nell’arte del novecento, Foundazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita, Bordighera, 9 July–28 September 2014.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Salon de Tuileries, Paris, Palais de Bois à la Porte Maillot, 1925, No. 910, listed as Peinture.
Exhibition catalogue, Michel Larionov, New York, Acquavella Galleries, 1969, No. 36, illustrated and listed.
Exhibition catalogue, X. Muratova, Venere Russa. Fascino femminile nell’arte del novecento, Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2014, p. 24, illustrated.


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.