4 June 2014 Russian Art Auctions

4 June 2014

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Children Playing the Balalaika


Children Playing the Balalaika, signed twice and dated 1929, also further signed twice and titled in Cyrillic on a label on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 88 by 70.5 cm.
60,000-90,000 GBP

Provenance: Private collection, Denmark, before the 1960s.
Private collection, Germany, from the 1970s.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Exhibited: Possibly, XLIX Vystava Jednoti Umelcu Vytvarnych v Praze. Soubor Augustina Nemejce a Ruskych Umelcu, Municipal House, Prague, February–March 1928.
Possibly, Russisk Maleriudstilling, Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, 7–20 February 1929.

The work will be included in the monograph on the artist being prepared by A. Kuznetsov.

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.