6 June 2018
Wedding Blessings, signed and indistinctly dated "187?".
Oil on canvas, 53.5 by 71.5 cm.
Provenance: Private collection, Finland.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
Authenticity has also been confirmed by the expert E. Nesterova.
Related Literature: For other versions of the present lot, see Kievskii muzei russkogo iskusstva. Fotoputevoditel, Kiev, Mistetstvo, 1982, p. 50, mentioned in the text.
Exhibition catalogue, 225 let Akademii khudozhestv SSSR, vol. 1, Moscow, Izobrazitelnoe iskusstvo, 1985, p. 187, illustrated in black and white; p. 186, mentioned in the text.
G. Romanov, A. Muratov, Zhivopis russkogo salona (1850–1917). Entsiklopediia, St Petersburg, Zolotoi vek–Sankt-Peterburg orkestr, 2004, p. 232, mentioned in the text.
State Tretyakov Gallery, St Petersburg, P-2, 2010, p. 118, mentioned in the text.
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