28 Nov 2018 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

28 November 2018

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

L’ange rebelle

*§ 106. KALMAKOV, NIKOLAI (1873–1955)

L’ange rebelle, signed with a cipher and dated 1924.

Oil on board, 53.5 by 35.5 cm.
35,000-50,000 GBP

Provenance: With Galerie Motte, Paris, c. 1964.
Collection of the film director and actor Kenneth Anger, USA.
Acquired from the above by a previous owner in 1998.
Russian Art, Christie’s New York, 18 April 2007, lot 65.
Acquired at the above sale by a previous owner.
Russian Art, Sotheby’s London, 22 April 2010, lot 344.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.

Exhibited: Nicolas Kalmakoff, Galerie Motte, Paris, 7 February–5 March 1964.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Nicolas Kalmakoff, Paris, Galerie Motte, 1964, p. 12, No. 46, listed.
J. Bowlt, Yu. Balybina, Nikolai Kalmakov i labirint dekadentstva. 1873–1955, Moscow, Iskusstvo–XXI vek, 2008, p. 269, 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.