3 June 2015
Rhapsody, signed and dated 1942, further titled and numbered "186" on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 193.5 by 140 cm.
Provenance: Estate of the artist.
Collection of Boris Stavrovsky, New York.
Russian Pictures Including Important Works from Collection of Fedor Chaliapin, Sotheby’s London, 21 May 2003, lot 168.
Russian Sale – Paintings, Sotheby’s London, 12 June 2007, lot 186.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Private collection, UK.
Exhibited: Possibly, Boris Anisfeld. Retrospective Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, 8 May–8 June 1958.
Boris Anisfeld, Moskovskii tsentr iskusstv na Neglinnoi, Moscow, September–October 2001.
Literature: Possibly, exhibition catalogue, Boris Anisfeld. Retrospective Exhibition, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1958, No. 8, listed as Rhapsody No. 1.
Exhibition catalogue, Boris Anisfeld, Moscow, Moskovskii tsentr iskusstv na Neglinnoi, p. 82, illustrated.
E. Lingenauber, O. Sugrobova-Roth, Boris Anisfeld. Catalogue raisonné, Düsseldorf, Edition Libertars, 2011, p. 101, P 023, illustrated and listed.
Notes on symbols:
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§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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