5 June 2013 Russian Art Auctions

5 Jun 2013

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


The Rape of Europe

303. SITNIKOV, VASILY (1915-1987)

The Rape of Europe, signed, titled in Cyrillic and dated "3.IV.1985. Sreda 15 ch.25min" on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 91.5 by 122 cm .
50,000–70,000 GBP


Provenance: Private collection, UK.

Literature: Zhitie Vasil’ Yaklicha Sitnikova napisannoe i narisovannoe im samim, Lordville- Bozhedomka, 2009, p. 374, illustrated. The present lot is one of the four versions on the subject of the rape of Europe, executed in the “style of Bottero” and possibly painted with one of Sitnikov’s students Antonina (Tonika) Kozlova.


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