28 Nov 2008
Birch Forest signed and dated 1905
Oil on canvas, 142 by 142 cm.
Provenance: Anonymous Sale, Sotheby's London, Icons, Russian Art Pictures and Works of Art, 10 October, 1998, Lot 1047.
Private collection, Europe.
Authenticity certificate from the State Grabar Institute, experts A. Kiseleva and I. Ignatova.
Authenticity certificate from the State Tretyakov Gallery, experts G. Churak and L. Gladkova.
Authenticity has been confirmed by Vladimir Petrov.
Literature: G.B. Romanov and A.M. Muratov, Art of the Russian Salon (1850-1917), Zolotoy Vek, Saint-Petersburg, 2004, p. 155 illustrated.
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