8 June 2016 Russian Art and Photography Auctions

8 Jun 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


River by Twilight, Evening on the Volga River and On the Medveditsa River

453. SHOKIN, LEONID (1896-1962)

River by Twilight, Evening on the Volga River and On the Medveditsa River, three works, one signed and dated 1930 on the reverse, and two signed, titled in Cyrillic and dated 1950 and 1961 on the mounts.

Each gelatin silver print, one laid on paper, the largest measuring 18 by 24 cm and the smallest 15 by 8 cm.
900-1,200 GBP


One photographed in 1930 and printed c. late 1930s–early 1940s, the others photographed and printed in 1950 and 1961 respectively.

Provenance: Collection of the photographer.
Thence by descent.
Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Private collection, Europe.

River by Twilight, Evening on the Volga River and On the Medveditsa River
River by Twilight, Evening on the Volga River and On the Medveditsa River

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.