5 June 2019 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

5 June 2019

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Moskvoretsky Bridge in Winter

84. YUON, KONSTANTIN (1875–1958)

Moskvoretsky Bridge in Winter, Moscow, I. Knebel, c. 1911; signed in the plate.

Colour lithograph on paper, 60 by 170 cm.
3,000–5,000 GBP

Provenance: Private collection, France.

Literature: K. Yuon, Moskva v moem tvorchestve, Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1958, p. 30, mentioned in the text.

Related literature: For the watercolour, see A. Koiranskii, K.F. Yuon, Petrograd, Izdanie A.E. Kogana, 1918, illustrated in black and white; p. 73, listed.
N. Bukharina, Ya. Apushina, Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon, Moscow, Vsekohkudozhnik, 1936, p. 9, illustrated in black and white; No. 1, listed.
N. Tretiakov, Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon, Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1957, p. 31, illustrated in black and white; p. 104, listed under the works from 1911.
Yu. Osmolovskii, Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon, Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1982, No. 27, illustrated; p. 245, listed.

The present lot is a reproduction of Yuon’s 1911 eponymous watercolour, currently in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, commissioned to the artist by the booksellers and publishers Grossman and Knebel. Pleased by the Yuon’s artwork, Iosif Knebel subsequently produced its life-size reproduction, printing the run in Leipzig. The lithographs were largely distributed in Germany, where they were displayed in a number of schools at geography lessons as illustrations for a typical Russian city.

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