MacDougall Auctions 15 June 2007

15 Jun 2007

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Birsk Landscape

48. POPOVA, LIUBOV 1889-1924

Birsk Landscape signed, c. 1916.

Oil on canvas, 65 by 91 cm.
500,000-700,000 Pounds


Provenance: Dr. Mahmoud Vaja, Paris and Tehran, 1938.

Authenticity certificate from Professor D Sarabianov and Andrey Sarabianov.
Examination and Restoration report from Lars Bystrom, chief restorer of the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, dated 29 January 1994.

Letter from Lars Bystrom, dated 29 March 2007, reconfirming it is the same work that he had examined in 1994.

Literature: Study for Birsk, 1916, gouache on paper reproduced in Adaskina and Sarabianov,

Liubov Popova, Paris, p. 100, and ed. A. Z. Rudenstine, The Russian Avant-garde, NY, 1981, pl. 819.
See written catalogue for full information.


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