MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1 December 2011

1 December 2011

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Old Church, Nådendal


Old Church, Nådendal, signed and numbered "N265", inscribed in Cyrillic with a dedication to N.V. Petoshina and dated 1947, further titled in Cyrillic on the reverse.

Charcoal and watercolour on laid paper, 30 by 46.5 cm.
6,000-9,000 GBP

Executed in Nådendal in 1905.

Provenance: Gift from the artist to N.V. Petoshina, senior researcher at the State Russian Museum, 1947.
Important private collection, Germany.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert E. Zhukova.

Literature: A. Benois, S. Ernst, Ostroumova-Lebedeva, Moscow-Petrograd, 1923, p. 68, listed as Staraya kirka v Nodendale (1905).
Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva. Katalog vystavki, Leningrad, 1940, p. 27, No. 65, listed as Nodendal’. Staraya kirka.

Exhibited: Possibly Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, The State Russian Museum, Leningrad, 1940, No. 65.

The work is accompanied by a handwritten letter from the artist to Natalia Vasilievna Petoshina, dated 9 September 1947. Petoshina was one of the organisers of Ostroumova-Lebedeva’s solo exhibitions in 1940 and 1946. She was also the author of the 1946 exhibition catalogue.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.