8 June 2016 Russian Art and Photography Auctions

8 Jun 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Illustrations and Cover Designs for the J. Verne Book "The Earth Turned Upside Down"

* 106. MURATOV, NIKOLAI (1908-1992)

Illustrations and Cover Designs for the J. Verne Book "The Earth Turned Upside Down", eleven works, each signed, some also further signed and inscribed in Cyrillic on the reverse, and nine dated 1942, 1948 or 1949.

Nine ink and gouache, some with pencil or watercolour, and two ink and watercolour on paper, the largest measuring 31 by 44 cm and the smallest 21.5 by 14 cm.
1,200-1,800 GBP


Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist’s family by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.

Related literature: For the published illustrations, see J. Verne, Vverkh dnom, Moscow-Leningrad, Detgiz, 1952.

Illustrations and Cover Designs for the J. Verne Book "The Earth Turned Upside Down"
Illustrations and Cover Designs for the J. Verne Book "The Earth Turned Upside Down"

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Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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