26 November 2014
Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Olga Krishtofovich, signed and dated 1908.
Oil on canvas, 44.5 by 35 cm.
Provenance: Imperial & Post-Revolutionary Russian Art, Christie’s London, 5 October 1989, lot 263.
Acquired at the above sale by the father of the present owner.
Thence by descent.
Important collection of an English gentleman, UK.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
The present lot is a portrait of Olga Krishtofovich (1866-1924), Vladimir Makovsky’s student at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg, who became the artist’s second wife in 1909, a year after the painting was finished.
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