Russian landscape painters were bought up in Dallas

M. Klodt. Farm at River. 1858. Oil on canvas. 106 И 153,7. Lot sold for $1 314 500. Heritage. Russian Fine Art. Dallas, June 4

On June 4, Heritage auction house held the sales named Russian Fine Art in Dallas (Texas, the USA). The auction represented 126 lots.

Michael Klodt von Jurgensburg’s Farm at the River became the top lot of the auction. Artist is famous for the brilliancy of depiction of real beauty of Russian nature. The mentioned picture is an example of his talent. Having exceeded the estimate the work was sold for $1 314 500.

Igor Grabar’s work Summer Evening became the second expensive lot. This was a rural landscape sold for $227 050. In the beginning of his career the artist was engaged in creation of landscapes simple in their motives and with saturated colors. Summer Evening is among them. Grabar succeeded in creation of common image of Russian nature either in this work or in February Azure, Snow in March. Picture Autumn View from a Balcony by Konstantin Yuon was sold by auction for the same price ― $227 050. The artist is an outstanding representative of symbolism and Art Nuevo style in art. On June 9, another picture by this artist Kremlin on the Eve of Crowning of Tsar Michael Feodorovich was sold at Sotheby’s auction sales for the sum exceeding the mentioned one in several times ― £959 650.

Another top lot was Nikolay Timkov’s picture Rostov in Winter. It was sold for the sum lower the estimate ($119 500). The work is a vivid example of the Soviet art. Works by Timkov has already been exported to the USA in the late eighties and now they are promoted a lot. Many galleries are buying his works. His View of Torzhok was sold for $25 000 at Sotheby’s in New York (estimate: $20 000-25 000). The Timkov’s picture Apple-Tree in Blossom was purchased for $86 040.

The portrait of E. Barkova by Russian painter Alexander Osmerkin was sold by auction for $54 970. The artist was a member of Jack of Diamonds associations, the Society of Moscow Artists. As well as all «jacks of diamonds» Osmerkin was influenced enormously by P. Cezanne and also with French fauvism and cubism. Another interesting lot is Boris Anisfeld’s picture Caesar and Cleopatra bought for $41 825. The artist became famous owing to pictorial images of fantastic dreams and fairies. The picture Maple in Autumn by symbolist Anisfeld was sold for £72 000 at the London Week of Russian Art in 2006 at MacDougall’s auction.

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