6 June 2018 Russian Art Auctions

6 Jun 2018

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Evening After the Rain

* 18. PETROVICHEV, PETR (1874-1947)

Evening After the Rain, signed, further inscribed in Cyrillic "3500 rub", titled and numbered "No. 9" on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard, 56.5 by 95 cm.
25,000-30,000 GBP


Executed in 1908.

Provenance: Collection of Yuly Nevzorov.
Important private collection, Europe.

Authenticity certificate from the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited: VI vystavka kartin Soiuza russkikh khudozhnikov, Moscow, December 1908; St Petersburg, February 1909.
Peredvizhniki (k 100-letiiu organizatsii TPKhV). Iz fondov MIITR i sobraniia moskovskogo kollektsionera Yu.V. Nevzorova, State Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan, Kazan, 1971–1972.
Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, 1976.
Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropejskogo iskusstva, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Barnaul, Novokuznetsk, 1976–1978.
Vystavka russkogo, zapadnoevropeiskogo i drevnekitaiskogo iskusstva, Regional Historical Museum, Tomsk, 26 January–11 May 1979.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Volyn Regional Historical Museum, Lutsk, 1980.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Khudozhestvennyi muzei, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1981.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Lubensk Regional Historical Museum, Lubny, 1983.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Illustrirovannyi katalog vystavki kartin 1909. Soiuz russkikh khudozhnikov, St Petersburg, 1909, listed.
I. Kruglyi, Petr Ivanovich Petrovichev, Leningrad, Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1975, p. 52, mentioned in the text and dated 1909.
Exhibition catalogue, Yu. Nevzorov (ed.), Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Novosibirsk, Oblastnaia kartinnaia galereia, 1976, p. 36, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, zapadnoevropeiskogo i drevnekitaiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Tomsk, Oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1979, p. 18, listed.
Exhibition catalogue,Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Lutsk, Volynskii oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1980, p. 23, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Yu. Nevzorov (ed.), Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Ivano-Frankovsk, Khudozhestvennyi muzei, 1981, p. 18, No. 124, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Lubny, Oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1983, p. 13, No. 156, listed.
V. Lapshin (ed.), Khudozhnik Petr Ivanovich Petrovichev, Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1988, p. 83, listed under the year 1908.

The poetic work Evening after the Rain by a celebrated master of the lyrical landscape, Petr Petrovichev, is previously from the famous collection of Yuly Nevzorov. It was painted at the peak of the artist’s creative career. Despite its seemingly casual and spontaneous composition, this emotive canvas is distinguished by a well-measured composition, vibrant colours and the elegant fluidity of pastose brushstrokes. This ostensibly simple landscape, with whispering birch trees and a worn dirt track, does not so much capture a specific place; rather it conveys the artist’s emotional state. Petrovichev seems to be following the instructions of his great teacher, Isaak Levitan, who maintained that “a picture is a piece of nature that is filtered through the artist’s temperament” (V. Lapshin, Khudozhnik P.I. Petrovichev. Sbornik materialov i katalog vystavki, Moscow, Sovetskii Khudozhnik, 1988, p. 38). Alexander Benois had good reason for saying that Petrovichev was an artist who not simply painted the Russian natural world, but also felt it.


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