15 июня 2007
Singapore signed and dated 1959.
Oil on canvas, 112 by 74 cm.
Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.
Authenticity has been confirmed by the artist's widow. There is a study for this work in the collection of the artist's family.
Forced to abandon his studies to earn a living, Kharitonov studied independently and devoted a great deal of time studying Byzantine icons, ancient Russian painting and church embroidery, which he incorporated into his work.
In his early years Kharitonov often painted purely abstract works or created graphic, grotesque images of distant romantic lands, with elements of local colour.
See written catalogue for more details.
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