MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1-2 Dec 2010

1 December 2010

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya

* 318. BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930

Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya with a sketch of a landscape on the reverse, also inscribed in Cyrillic with authentication by the artist's daughter A. Ivanikova

Oil on canvas, 36 by 24 cm.
45,000-50,000 GBP

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist’s family by the current owner.

Related Literature: For a similar work, see Exhibition catalogue, A. Bogomazov, The State Russian Museum, Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2008, p. 34.

Alexander Bogomazov painted Vanda Monastyrskaya on several occasions, even before they got married in 1913. Five years before, they had met at the Kiev Art School, which they both attended.

The present work is possibly a preparatory study for another monochrome portrait of the artist’s wife, exhibited at the State Russian Museum in 2008. However, ,i>Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya must be seen as a finished work, and is a striking example of Bogomazov’s talent as a portrait painter.

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