Catalogue: Important Russian Art Auction

15 Oct 2020

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Portrait of a Man, possibly the poet Nikolai Gumilev

4. MALIAVIN, PHILIPPE (1869–1940)

Portrait of a Man, possibly the poet Nikolai Gumilev, signed.

Oil on canvas, 107 by 72 cm.
60,000–90,000 GBP

Provenance: Private collection, Paris.
Galerie G. Basmadjian, Paris.
Thence by descent.
Private collection, UK.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited: Possibly, La Galerie Basmadjian expose ses oeuvres d’art principalement russes et arméniennes du XVI au XX siècle, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 5 July–7 August 1988; The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 25 August–25 September 1988.

Literature: Possibly, exhibition catalogue, La Galerie Basmadjian expose ses oeuvres d’Art principalement russes et arméniennes du XVI au XX siècle, Paris, Galerie Basmadjian, 1988, No. 313, listed as Portrait of a Poet.



Philippe Maliavin, The Portrait of V. A. Beklemishev, 1910s, Scientific-Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg.

Portrait of a Man, possibly the poet Nikolai Gumilev

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