Important European Collection of Russian Art, plus Other Properties

30 May 2020

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


* 88. OSMERKIN, ALEXANDER (1892–1953)

Lilacs, signed and dated 1943, also further signed and dated on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 89.5 by 70 cm.
40,000–60,000 GBP

Provenance: Private collection, Europe.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012.
Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert Yu. Rybakova.

Literature: A. Nikicha, Osmerkin. Razmyshleniia ob iskusstve, pisma, kritika, vospominaniia sovremmenikov, Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1981, p. 371, listed.

The present lot as listed in the publication by A. Nikicha, Osmerkin «Razmyshlenia ob iskusstve, pisma, kritika, vospominania sovremmenikov», Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, p. 371


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