30 November 2016 Russian Art Auctions

30 Nov 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


The Forge

* 8. POLENOV, VASILY (1844-1927)

The Forge, signed and indistinctly dated "(?)5".

Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard, 33 by 61.5 cm (cardboard size).
60,000–80,000 GBP


Provenance: Sotheby’s London, May 1980 (label on the reverse).
Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, March 1985 (label on the reverse).
Acquired at the above sale by a previous owner.
Collection of Lode van Rijn, a Director of the Khepri Gallery, Amsterdam (label on the reverse).
Private collection, The Netherlands.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
Authenticity has also been confirmed by the expert G. Churak.


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.