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The Herzegovian on Lookout, signed and dated 1876.
Oil on canvas, 127 by 91 cm.
Provenance: Collection of Leo Maskovskii, Munich.
Christie's London, 5 October 1989, lot 259.
Private collection, England.
Important Russian Art, Sotheby's London, 28 May 2012, lot 6.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.
Exhibited: Imperial Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, Autumn 1876.
Literature: Pchela, 1877, no. 5, p. 77, illustrated engraving titled Gertsegovinka v zasade s kartiny V.D. Polenova.
E. Sakharova, A. Leonov, Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov. Pisma, dnevniki, vospominania, Moscow, 1950, pp. 140 and 475, listed as Gertsegovinka.
V. Fiala, Polenov, Bratislava, 1956, p. 39.
E. Sakharova, A. Leonov, Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov, Elena Dmitrievna Polenova, Khronika semii khudozhnikov, Moscow, 1964, pp. 210, 234, 731 and 732, mentioned in the text as Gertsegovinka.
M. Kopshitser, Vasily Polenov, Saint Petersburg, Azbuka-Klassika, 2019, p. 205, mentioned in the text as Gertsegovinka.
Тhе engraving of the present lot as illustrated in "Pchela", 1877
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