28 Nov 2018 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

28 Nov 2018

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Portrait of a Lady in a Hat and Eruption of Mount Etna

* 32. FALK, ROBERT (1886–1958)

Portrait of a Lady in a Hat and Eruption of Mount Etna, double-sided work, one side signed with an initial.

Each side oil on canvas, measuring 94 by 65.5 cm and 65.5 by 94 cm respectively.
70,000-90,000 GBP


Portrait of a Lady in a Hat executed c. 1906 and Eruption of Mount Etna — in 1910.

Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert I. Gofman.

Exhibited: For Eruption of Mount Etna, exhibition Levoi, levoi. Vystavka russkogo avangarda 10-kh i 60-kh, Novyi Ermitazh, Moscow, 2000, No. 147.

Literature: For Eruption of Mount Etna, see exhibition catalogue, V. Dudakov, S. Cherniak, Levoi, levoi. Vystavka russkogo avangarda 10-kh i 60-kh, Moscow, Novyi Ermitazh, 2000, p. 7, No. 3, illustrated.
Yu. Didenko, Zhivopis Roberta Falka. Polnyi katalog proizvedenii, Moscow, Elizium, 2006, for Portrait of a Lady in a Hat, p. 184, No. 127, illustrated and listed; p. 842, No. 127, illustrated and listed under the works from 1905; for Eruption of Mount Etna, p. 254, No. 286, illustrated and listed; p. 821, No. 286, illustrated and listed under the works from 1910.

Portrait of a Lady in a Hat and Eruption of Mount Etna

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