MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 25-27 November 2019

25 Nov 2019

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Untidy Still Life

*§ 2. RABIN, OSCAR (1928–2018)

Untidy Still Life, signed with a monogram and dated 1963, also further titled in Cyrillic, numbered “N 179” and dated on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 90.5 by 70.5 cm.
16,000–20,000 GBP


Provenance: Collection of Mr J.M. Ets-Hokin, until at least 1965.

Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, San Francisco.

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1989.

Schoeni Collection, Hong Kong.



Exhibited: First one man exhibition by the Russian Painter Oskar Rabin: Paintings, 1956–1965, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 10 June–3 July 1965 (label on the stretcher).



Literature: Exhibition catalogue, First one man exhibition by the Russian Painter Oskar Rabin: Paintings, 1956–1965, London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1965, No. 44, listed as Still Life with Inverted Icon.




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