MacDougall Auctions 12-18 June 2008

12 June 2008

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of the Artist's Wife

* 254. VOLSHTEIN, LEV 1908-1984

Portrait of the Artist's Wife signed, also signed, titled in Cyrillic and dated 1939 on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 64.5 by 49 cm.

Authenticity certificate from the State Russian Museum, expert A. Nizamutdinova.

Lev Volshtein was a well-known portraitist and a member of the Circle of Artists (Krug Khudojnikov). He often painted his wife Anna Volshtein (nee Khatenever). A well-known example of his wife’s portrait could be found in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.