30 November 2004
Lady at the Window Signed and dated May 1933.
Oil on canvas, 81 by 61 cm.
Authenticity has been confirmed by the daughter of the artist. Terechkovitch is a rare example of a Russian exile who relatively quickly built up a successful artist's career in the West. He studied in Moscow under K. Youne and I. Mashkov and later briefly under P. Kuznetzov before leaving Russia in 1920, at the age of eighteen. He came to Paris and under patronage of S. Romov he entered the Academy Grande Chaumiere, met Larionov, Chagall and Kisling. He participated in various Russian group exhibitions of the cafe La Rotonde, art galleries, solo and jointly with Lanskoy, Bart etc. After early expressionism his style changed towards lyrical impressionism. His paintings were in demand; by the mid-1940s he could afford to buy his own mews with racing horses. It's during 1940s that he created a serious of portraits of his daughters, considered by many to be his most interesting works. Terechkovitch paintings are exhibited in major world museums and private collections; his house-museum is based in Menton, near Monaco.
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.