MacDougall Auctions 2-3 December 2009

2 December 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Worker's Settlement and Concrete Plant, Davalu, Ararat Region

* 283. SARYAN, MARTIROS 1880-1972

Worker's Settlement and Concrete Plant, Davalu, Ararat Region signed and dated 1937, also further signed, inscribed in Cyrillic, dated and numbered "N 737" and "763" on the reverse

Oil on canvas, 89 by 128 cm.
90,000-110,000 pounds

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist’s family.

Authenticity certificate from the Expert Centre of Cultural Values, Republic of Armenia, experts S. Manoukyan and Sh. Asoyan.

Related literature: For similar works, see A. Kamensky, Martiros Saryan. Oils, Watercolours, Drawings and Illustrations. Theatre and Stage Design.
Compliers Sh. Khachaturyan, L. Mirzoyan, Leningrad, Aurora, 1987, p. 314–315, plate 368.

The Davalu settlement was part of the well-developed Ararat region. Saryan bore witness to dire consequences of the genocide of the 1930s, and it was important for him to assert the national Armenian character by painting industrial themes which also embraced mountainous vistas so dear to his heart.

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§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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