6 June 2018 Russian Art Auctions

6 June 2018

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of the Singer Mikhail Benois

68. KOROVIN, KONSTANTIN (1861-1939)

Portrait of the Singer Mikhail Benois, signed, inscribed "Paris" and dated 1925.

Oil on canvas, 83 by 64 cm.
70,000-90,000 GBP

Provenance: Commissioned by the sitter as a birthday present for Maria Kuznetsova, his mother.
Thence by descent.
Collection of Natalia Korwin Kukarsky, the sitter’s wife.
A gift from the above to the family of the present owner.
Thence by descent.
Private collection, UK.

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

Literature: Opéra Privé de Paris. Première Saison, Paris, 1929, 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.