MacDougall Auctions 2-3 December 2009

2 December 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Scene from the Train Window: The Station

* 300. SARYAN, MARTIROS 1880-1972

Scene from the Train Window: The Station signed and dated "1960/18/X", inscribed in Armenian and numbered "2", also further signed and inscribed in Cyrillic, dated and numbered "675/18" on the reverse

Watercolour and pencil on paper, 28.5 by 39.5 cm.
6,000-9,000 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.

The two watercolours presented for the auction, lots 300-301 are from the series From the Train Window executed in 1960, a time which coincided with the artist’s frequent trips between Yerevan and Moscow. The fast-changing landscapes of Armenia and Russia are brought together in these bright and brisk watercolours.

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.