8 June 2016 Russian Art and Photography Auctions

8 Jun 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Two Spanish Ladies

108. GONCHAROVA, NATALIA (1881-1962)

Two Spanish Ladies, signed twice, inscribed in Cyrillic with a signed dedication to George Costakis and dated “Parizh 10 maya 1956”.

Pencil on paper, 50.5 by 33 cm (sheet size).
18,000-25,000 GBP


Executed c. 1916.

The present lot is a study for the painting Two Spanish Women with a Dog (1922–1928), now in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Provenance: A gift from the artist to George Costakis in 1956.
Thence by descent.
Important private collection, Europe.

Exhibited: Die Russische Avantgarde. Sammlung Costakis, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 10 May–4 August 1996.

Literature: A. Zander Rudenstine, Russian Avant-Garde Art. The George Costakis Collection, New York, Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1981, p. 109, No. 59, illustrated in black and white.
Exhibition catalogue, Die Russische Avantgarde. Sammlung Costakis, Munich, Haus der Kunst, 1996, pp. 106, 107, No. 53, illustrated and listed.


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.