MacDougall Auctions 28 November 2008

28 Nov 2008

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


The Wealthy Merchant

* 27. PIROSMANI, NIKO 1863-1918

The Wealthy Merchant signed

Oil on oilcloth, 38 by 58 cm.
160,000-250,000


Provenance: From the collection of Valerian Shalikashvili, Georgian actor, film director and playwright.
Thence by descent to Naniko Shalikashvili, daughter of the above.
Thence by descent to Amiran Shalikashvili, founder of the State Theatre of the Pantomime, Georgia.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.

Authenticity certificate from the State Georgian Museum of the USSR, experts K. Bagratishvili and V. Kandelaki (dated 20 January, 1974).
Authenticity and provenance letter from Amiran Shalikashvili, founder of the State Theatre of the Pantomime, Georgia.


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.