5 June 2019 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

5 Jun 2019

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

74. ANISFELD, BORIS (1878–1973)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, signed and dated 1946, further titled and numbered "31" and “85” on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 91.5 by 101.5 cm.
20,000–30,000 GBP


Provenance: Collection of the artist’s family.
ABA Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002.
Private collection, UK.

Exhibited: Painting in the United States, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1946.
Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1948.
Boris Anisfeld Retrospective Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1958.
Possibly, VIII Annual Religious Art Show, Baptist Graduate Student Centre, Chicago, 1967.
Boris Anisfeld, Tsentr sovremennogo iskusstva na Neglinnoi, Moscow, 2001.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1948, No. 6, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Boris Anisfeld Retrospective Exhibition, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1958, No. 89, listed and illustrated in black and white.
Possibly, exhibition catalogue, VIII Annual Religious Art Show, Chicago, Baptist Graduate Student Centre, 1967.
Exhibition catalogue, Boris Anisfeld, St Petersburg, 2001, p. 76, illustrated.
E. Lingenauber, O. Sugrobova-Roth, Boris Anisfeld. Catalogue raisonné, Düsseldorf, Edition Libertars, 2011, p. 115, No. P 108 illustrated and listed.


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Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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