25 - 28 November 2012 Russian Art Auctions

25 Nov 2012

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Portrait of a Man, possibly the poet Nikolai Gumilev (1886–1921)

* 28. MALIAVIN, PHILIPPE (1869–1940)

Portrait of a Man, possibly the poet Nikolai Gumilev (1886–1921), signed.

Oil on canvas, 106.5 by 72 cm.
80,000–120,000 GBP


Provenance: Private collection, Paris.
Galerie G. Basmadjian, Paris.
Private collection, USA.

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

Exhibited: Possibly exhibited at La Galerie Basmadjian expose ses oeuvres d'art principalement russes et arméniennes du XVI au XX siècle, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 5 July–7 August 1988; and The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 25 August 25 September 1988.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, La Galerie Basmadjian expose ses oeuvres d’Art principalement russes et arméniennes du XVI au XX siècle, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 5 July–7 August 1988; and The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 25 August 25 September 1988, No. 313, possibly listed as Portrait of a Poet.


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