12 October 2015
Still Life with Bellflowers, signed and dated 1969, also further signed, inscribed in Cyrillic "Kharkov", titled and dated on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 112 by 70 cm.
Provenance: With the Ukrainian department of the Art Fund of the USSR, Kharkov (label on the reverse).
Acquired directly from the artist’s studio by Gekkoso Gallery, Tokyo, early 1970s.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in Tokyo, before 1989.
Private collection, Japan.
Exhibited: Contemporary Soviet Paintings. Rich Nature Stream, Gekkoso Gallery, Yokohama, 19–24 November 1974.
Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Soviet Paintings. Rich Nature Stream, Tokyo, Gekkoso Gallery, 1974, p. 43, No. 107, illustrated.
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