5 June 2019
Girls on a Day Off .
Pencil and watercolour on paper, laid on cardboard, 26 by 34 cm.
Executed c. 1958.
Provenance: Collection of S. Lycheva, the artist's wife (label on the reverse).
Authenticity certificate from the expert E. Zhukova.
Exhibited: Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka, Academy of Arts of the USSR, Moscow, 1969-1970 (label on the reverse).
Related literature: For the painting A Day Off, see exhibition catalogue, Nash sovremennik. 5-ia vystavka proizvedenii deistvitelnykh chlenov, pochetnykh chlenov i chlen-korrespondentov Akademii khudozhestv SSSR, Moscow, 1959, p. 10, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka. Vystavka proizvedenii, Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1969, p. 34, listed.
Deineka. Zhivopis, Moscow, Interros, 2010, p. 168, No. 278, listed as Vykhodnoi den.
The present lot is a study for Deineka’s 1958–1959 painting A Day Off (Vykhodnoi den).
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