7 June 2010
Folder with Illustrations for The Steppe by A. Chekhov containing 50 preparatory sketches, 24 finished illustration, one page with coat of arms, also includes the artist's hand-written notebook, all but one signed, mostly with intials
Mostly black crayon and charcoal on paper, some pencil on paper, the largest preparatory sketch measuring 28 by 21.5 cm., the smallest 14 by 10 cm., each illustration measuring 22 by 17 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist's daughter by the previous owner.
Thence by the descent.
Private collection, Switzerland.
The series of illustrations for Chekhov’s novel The Steppe presented here for auction
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.