27 Nov 2013 Russian Art Auctions

27 Nov 2013

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Illustrations for "Die Marquise von O" and "Michael Kohlhaas" by H. von Kleist, and "Mademoiselle de Scuderi" by E.T.A. Hoffmann

* 326. SVESHNIKOV, BORIS (1927-1998)

Illustrations for "Die Marquise von O" and "Michael Kohlhaas" by H. von Kleist, and "Mademoiselle de Scuderi" by E.T.A. Hoffmann, three works, each titled in Cyrillic and variously numbered on the backing card.

Each pencil, ink and watercolour on card, the largest measuring 25 by 19 cm, and the smallest 21 by 16.5 cm.
2,000–3,000 GBP


The present lot comprises two illustrations for the 1969 edition of Heinrich von Kleist’s Dramy. Novelly, Moscow, Khudozhestyvennaya literatura, and one illustration for the 1967 edition of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Zhiteiskiye vozzreniya kota Murra. Povesti i rasskazy, Moscow, Khudozhestvennaya literatura.

Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Literature: For the printed illustration for “Die Marquise von O”, see Dramy. Novelly, Moscow, Khudozhestyvennaya literatura, 1969, p. 480.
For the printed illustration for “Michael Kohlhaas”, see Dramy. Novelly, Moscow, Khudozhestyvennaya literatura, 1969, p. 384.


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