27 Nov 2013 Russian Art Auctions

27 November 2013

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Illustrations for "Zolotoi klyuchik, ili Priklyucheniya Buratino" by A. Tolstoy

* 177. MURATOV, NIKOLAI (1908-1992)

Illustrations for "Zolotoi klyuchik, ili Priklyucheniya Buratino" by A. Tolstoy, seventeen works, seven signed and dated 1949, another numbered, some also further signed, inscribed in Cyrillic and dated 1949 or 1950, one with a sketch, on the reverse; one further inscribed on the backing paper.

Each ink, some with pencil and some heightened with white, on paper, the largest measuring 30 by 21 cm, and the smallest 12 by 23 cm.
5,000–7,000 GBP

The present lot is from a set of illustrations created by Nikolai Muratov for the 1950 edition of Alexei Tolstoy's fairytale Zolotoi klyuchik, ili Priklyucheniya Buratino.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist's family by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.

Related literature: For the published illustrations, see A. Tolstoy, Zolotoi klyuchik, ili Prikliucheniya Buratino, Leningrad, Lenizdat, 1950.

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.