MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 27-30 May 2012

27 May 2012

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Dnieprostroi. Work in the Pit of the Middle Canal

224. DORMIDONTOV, NIKOLAI (1898-1962)

Dnieprostroi. Work in the Pit of the Middle Canal, signed and dated 1931.

Ink on paper, 65 by 49 cm.
8,000–12,000 GBP

Provenance: Acquired by the present owner in the 1970s.
Private collection, Scotland.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited: Exhibition of Soviet Art, Philadelphia, 1934 (labels on the reverse).

Related literature: For a similar work from the same series, see A. Nurok, Mastera sovetskoi stankovoi grafiki, Moscow, 1962, No. 8.

In 1930–31 Dormidontov worked on a series depicting the construction of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. Part of this series is in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

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