8 June 2009
Sixty-Seven Original Pencil Drawings for The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky all signed
Each pencil on paper, the largest measuring 22 by 50 cm., and the smallest 21.5 by 27.5 cm.
The title page is signed, dated "Sunday 17 VI", inscribed in Cyrillic with dedication to the artist's daughter Olga, also inscribed in Latin above the coat of arms "Non sciunt vivere, sed sciunt mori", in cream paper dust covers and a protective box, the drawings are in excellent condition.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist's daughter by the previous owner.
Thence by the descent.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Exhibited: Russian Paris, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, June 2003.
Von Der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, 2003–2004.
Museum of Fine Arts, Bordeaux, France, 2003–2004.
XII Symposium of the International Dostoyevsky Society, The Martin Bodmer Foundation, Cologny, Switzerland, August–September 2004.
The Karamazov Brothers in the Interpretation of George Pogedaieff, Literature–Memorial Museum of Fiodor M. Dostoyevsky, St. Petersburg–Geneva, 2005.
Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Russian Paris, The State Russian Museum, Palace Edition, St. Petersburg, June 2003, pp. 270–273, four drawings illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, XII Symposium of the International Dostoyevsky Society, The Martin Bodmer Foundation, Cologny, Switzerland, Gulde-Druck Tübingen, 2004.
Exhibition catalogue, The Karamazov Brothers in the Interpretation of George Pogedaieff.
Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky, Serebryanyi Vek, St. Petersburg-Geneva, 2005.
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