MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1-2 Dec 2010

1 December 2010

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Winter in Jukki

* 18. DORMIDONTOV, NIKOLAI 1898-1962

Winter in Jukki signed and dated 1930

Black ink and ink wash on paper, 31 by 43.5 cm
20,000-25,000 GBP

Provenance: Collection of S.Ya. Feldshtein, Moscow.

Exhibited: Grafika sovetskikh khudozhnikov 1917-1942 iz sobraniya S.Ya. Feldshteina, Tambov, 1981

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Grafika sovetskikh khudozhnikov 1917-1942 iz sobraniya S. Ya. Feldshteina, Tambov, 1981, p. 85, illustrated.

Nikolai Dormidontov’s Winter in Jukki is, of its type, a consummate work. Its adherence to the canons of composition, its lovely, flawless draughtsmanship, in perfect harmony with the monochrome ink and wash — these qualities call to mind Dutch winter scenes from the 17th century.

The present work is a study for his oil painting which is in the collection of, and currently on display in, the State Tretyakov Gallery.

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