25 ноября 2012
Two Peasant Girls, signed and indistinctly dated 1877.
Oil on canvas, 29 by 19 cm.
Provenance: Anonymous sale; Important Russian Pictures Including The Somov Collection, Christie’s London, 28 November 2007, lot 206.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
Authenticity has also been confirmed by the expert N. Ignatova.
Exhibited: Possibly, The 5th Exhibition of the Society for Itinerant Art Exhibitions, Moscow, St Petersburg and other cities, 1876–1877, No. 42.
Literature: G. Romanov, Tovarishchestvo peredvizhnykh khudozhestvennykh vystavok. 1871–1923. Entsiklopediya, St Petersburg, Orkestr, 2003, p. 29, No. 5–42, possibly listed as Study for Baba with a Girl.
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