Korovin − but not him

S. Korovin. Children picking strawberry under governess’ care. 1893. Estimate €12 000. Oil on canvas. Düsseldorfer Auktion. Dusseldorf, December 6

Düsseldorf – On December 4 – 6, the German Düsseldorfer Auktion house will hold winter sales. First two auctions will represent collectors a large selection of works of applied art. Jewelry, furniture, porcelain, watches, sculpture and table silver will be included. In the end of a week, on December 6, Düsseldorfer Auktion will put up on sale a collection of painting and graphic art including more than 700 lots.

The geography of works of painting represented at auctions is extremely wide. The catalogue features pictures by the artists from all the corners of Europe but the overwhelming majority of lots are works by German artists of the 19th century. There are not so many works by Russian school. However there is one indisputable top lot of the auction – Sergey Alekseevich Korovin’s (1858−1908) picture put up for sale (estimate: €12 000). It represents a group of children collecting strawberry. Today there is not so much information about the artist who kept the most part of his life in background of his brother, great painter Konstantin Korovin. At the same time Sergey Korovin’s creative heritage totals a lot of excellent pictures, many of which today are in collections of such museums as Russian Museum and Tretyakov Gallery.


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Detective story with «Bunches of Flowers»

P. Konchalovsky. (?) Bunch of Flowers. Oil on carton. 70.0 x 100.0. Estimate €100,000–120,000. The lot was put off from sale

A Paris Auction House Aguttes together with Cabinet d’Expertise Dan Coissard held sales specialised in the works of impressionists, post-impressionists, art-nouveau and abstract paintings on June 26. As it was announced by Russian Antique information agency, the event took place in the Drouot Hotel in Paris.

Continuing the Russian Week on the threshold of special Russian Sales of the famous French Auction House Tajan, Russian paintings of the XIX and XX centuries were presented by special auction section.