2 December 2015 Russian Art Auctions

2 December 2015

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

First Signs of Spring

*§ 42. LAPCHINE, GEORGES (1885-1950)

First Signs of Spring, signed.

Oil on canvas, 114 by 146.5 cm.
80,000-120,000 GBP

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
Authenticity has also been confirmed by the experts A. Kiseleva and I. Geraschenko.

Exhibited: 36e Exposition de la Société des “Artistes Indépendants”, Palais de Bois, Paris, 21 March–3 May 1925 (label on the reverse).

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Catalogue de la 36e Exposition, Paris, 1925, p. 187, No. 1931, listed as Village russe (le réveil du printemps).

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.