25 November 2019
Two Spanish Ladies, signed twice, inscribed in Cyrillic with a signed dedication and dated "Parizh 10 maia 1956".
Pencil on paper, 50.5 by 33 cm (sheet size).
Executed c. 1916.
The present lot is a study for the eponymous painting (early 1920s), currently in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Provenance: A gift from the artist to George Costakis in 1956 (inscription on the work).
Thence by descent.
Private collection, Europe.
Exhibited: Die Russische Avantgarde. Sammlung Costakis, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 10 May–4 August 1996.
Literature: A. Zander Rudenstine (ed.), Russian Avant-Garde Art. The George Costakis Collection, New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1981, p. 109, No. 59, illustrated in black and white, and listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Die Russische Avantgarde. Sammlung Costakis, Munich, Haus der Kunst, 1996, pp. 106, 107, No. 53, illustrated and listed.
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