MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1-2 Dec 2010

1 December 2010

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

New Year Tree on Manege Square

19. BOBYSHOV, MIKHAIL 1885-1964

New Year Tree on Manege Square signed, inscribed in Cyrillic "Moscow" and dated 1947, further titled and inscribed in Cyrillic on the reverse

Pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 66 by 63.5 cm
10,000-15,000 GBP

This festive, joyous work by Mikhail Bobyshov dates from 1947 and gives us a glimpse of post-war Moscow. An enormous fir tree on Manege Square is festooned with lights and garlands. The street is busy — New Year celebrations are in the air. Bobyshov excelled at depicting festivities, fireworks, street illuminations. The artist’s shimmering, “mosaic” style was perfect for these kinds of works, imbued with merriment and recording an immediate impression.

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