5 June 2013 Russian Art Auctions

5 June 2013

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Cover Designs for the Book "Tysyacha let " by S. Vashentsev

* 547. RUDNEV, ALEKSEI (1896-1975)

Cover Designs for the Book "Tysyacha let " by S. Vashentsev, five works, three signed with initials.

Each pencil and ink on paper, the largest measuring 22.5 by 17 cm, and the smallest 15.5 by 20.5 cm.
1,500–2,000 GBP

The book Tysyacha let (Thousand Years) was published by “Zemlya i Fabrika” in the 1920s.

Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the artist by the Moscow Architectural Institute (MARKhI) Museum (inscription on the reverse).
Important private collection, Europe.

Inscribed in Cyrillic with an authentication by L. Ivanova-Vein, director of the MARKhI Museum, on the reverse.

Exhibited: First Discussion Exhibition of the Active Revolutionary Art (ARI) Union, Moscow, 1924 (inscription on the reverse).
First Theatre Design Exhibition (MAKhD), Moscow, 1929 (inscription on the reverse).

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.