MacDougall Auctions 30 May 2006

30 May 2006

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Abstract Composition

72. EXTER, ALEXANDRA 1882-1946

Abstract Composition signed, c.1918.

Oil on canvas, 69 by 56 cm.
150,000-200,000 Pounds

Authenticity certificate from Dr. G. Kovalenko.
Authenticity certificate from Tretyakov Gallery, expert I. Vakar.
The painting will be included in the Alexandra Exter Catalogue Raisonne, prepared by Dr. G. Kovalenko.
Provenance: Gift from the artist to Ukrainian actress Lyubov Gakkebush. Rimma Raysky collection. Boris Ugarov collection. Acquired from Boris Ugarov by the present owner. This Composition was inspired by the Russian avant-garde movement. Chemical analysis by Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh, London.

Literature: Reproduced in Antiquarnoye obozrenie, N2, 2001.

Abstract Composition
Abstract Composition

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