MacDougall Auctions 30 May 2006

30 May 2006

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Allegorical Composition


Allegorical Composition signed.

Oil on canvas, 158 by 215 cm.
250,000-300,000 Pounds

Authenticity has been confirmed by Vladimir Petrov.
Private Collection, UK.
As with his other decorative works of this style, The Allegorical Composition by Konstantin Makovsky, with its dazzling and surreal beauty, can be seen as a precursor of the Symbolist and Modernist movements in Russian art. It was commissioned by Pavel von Derviz family to be hung in the ballroom of his palace on Angliskaya Naberezhnaya.

Allegorical Composition

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