8 June 2016 Russian Art and Photography Auctions

8 June 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of Natalia Goncharova

51. LARIONOV, MIKHAIL (1881-1964)

Portrait of Natalia Goncharova, signed.

Oil on canvas, 33.5 by 32.5 cm.
35,000-40,000 GBP

Executed c. 1903–1905.

Provenance: Collection of the artist and art historian Lev Zhegin (1892–1969), Moscow.
Acquired from the above by George Costakis in 1961.
A gift from George Costakis to his granddaughter in 1975 (inscription on the backing board).
Important private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Lev Zhegin (inscription on the reverse).

Literature: A. Zander Rudenstine, Russian Avant-Garde Art. The George Costakis Collection, New York, Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1981, p. 238, No. 446, illustrated and listed as Female Portrait.

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.