Christie's /Jun 2, 2014
€1,841,394.09 - €3,068,990.16
Artworks in Arcadja49
Some works of Aristarkh Vasilievic LentulovExtracted between 49 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: MacDougall's -Jun 3, 2015 - LondonLot number: 95
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Description: *LENTULOV, ARISTARKH (1882-1943), Bath House Oil on canvas, 58 by 36 cm. Executed c. 1908. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist’’’’s family by the renowned journalist Paolo Valentino, a correspondent for Corriere della Sera , in Moscow, 1995. Acquired from the above by the present owner. Private collection, Europe. Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Marianna Lentulova, the artist’’’’s daughter (inscription on the reverse). Authenticity has also been confirmed by Fedor Lentulov, the artist’’’’ s great-grandson (inscriptions on the reverse and on the photograph of the work). Authenticity has also been confirmed by the expert Yu. Rybakova. The work is accompanied by a letter from Marianna Lentulova, confirming authenticity. The work is also accompanied by a letter from Paolo Valentino, confirming the provenance. Aristarkh Lentulov, who ranks as one of the most important Russian avant-garde artists of the 20th century, had already established his credentials as a tireless experimenter in the 1900s when he became interested in the art of the World of Art group, the decorativism of the Blue Rose movement and of Maurice Denis, creating paintings of bright sunlit landscapes and the resplendent series of “bathing on the Sura”, to which the present work, Bath House , in all probability belongs. These works, painted at the dacha settlement of Akhuna on the Sura river near Penza, betray an eye that was familiar with the work of the French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, a trained hand and fully formed analytical powers, together with a subtle sense of colour and shape. The sparse pointelle of Bath House is executed in dim, muted, Symbolist tones that set a light green “Veronese” colouration against mottled pink with a yellow tinge. This combination of colours in a vivacious and fresh summer sketch is the epitome of Lentulov’’’’s scenic preferences, which, although they were to develop further, remained as a constant feature in works from nearly all periods of his creative life. Several works from the so-called “bathing on the Sura” series, painted in the summer of 1907, were presented by Lentulov at the Wreath-Stephanos exhibition in Moscow, where they drew highly positive reviews, and the artist continued his studies on the banks of the picturesque river in the following year. Most of the surviving works by Lentulov from this period are now a part of museum collections in Moscow, St Petersburg and Penza, so the appearance of Bath House , issued directly from the artist’’’’s family, at a MacDougall’’’’s auction is a rare and noteworthy event.
Auction: Sotheby's -Nov 25, 2014 - LondonLot number: 153
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Aristarkh Vasilievich Lentulov 1882-1943 ZHIGULI MOUNTAINS authenticated by Marianna Lentulova, the artist's daughter, on the reverse watercolour heightened with white over pencil on paper 57 by 79cm, 22 1/2 by 31in. Executed in 1928 Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice The present watercolour belongs to a series of works Lentulov created during the summer of 1928 in the village of Morkvashi on the right bank of the Volga. During his stay the artist painted various landscapes in both oil and watercolour, including Sunset on the Volga now in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery. There are paper losses to both bottom corners. There are creases, tears and minor losses along all four edges, as well as some minor creases throughout. There are pin holes along the edges. There is a small hole approximately 5cm from the middle right upper edge of the sheet and another small hole in a similar position on the left. The sheet is slightly time stained. Adhesive tape is attached to the reverse along all four edges. Held in a simple wooden frame behind glass. Unexamined out of frame. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Auction: Sotheby's -Jun 2, 2014 - LondonLot number: 3
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Sotheby's London, Twentieth Century Russian and East European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture 1900-1930, 4 July 1974, lot 2 Acquired at the above sale by Christoph Czwiklitzer Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne Acquired from the above by the father of the present owners in 1980 Moscow, Vsekokhudozhnik, Vystavka kartin A.V.Lentulova organizovannaya k 25-letiyu khudozhestvennoi deyatel'nosti 1908-1933, 1933, no.31 Moscow, Aristarkh Lentulov, 1968 PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY Aristarkh Vasilievich Lentulov 1882-1943 CHILDREN WITH PARASOLS bearing Jack of Diamonds label and Vsekokhudozhnik exhibition label on the reverse oil on canvas 89 by 104.5cm, 35 by 41in. The canvas has been strip-lined. The surface is covered in a layer of dirt. There is craquelure in places, particularly noticeable in the lower right of the picture. There are frame abrasions along all edges. Inspection under UV-light reveals some scattered retouching, including a horizontal line approximately 10cm in length in the lower left corner, as well as a vertical line approximately 18cm in length in the upper right corner. Held in a black and gold painted wooden frame with canvas slip. Unexamined out of frame.
Auction: Christie's -Jun 2, 2014 - LondonLot number: 43
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Aristarkh Lentulov (1882-1943) Landscape with bridge, Kislovodsk oil on canvas 25 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. (63.5 x 60 cm.) Painted in 1913 together with a photo-certificate from Marianna Lentulova, the artist's daughter, signed and dated 25 March 1994 The artist’’’’s daughter, Marianna Lentulova (1913-1997). Acquired from the above by Lev Loitsianskii (1900-1991), Leningrad. Acquired from the above by Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne (label on the frame). Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner. PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION Possibly: Exhibition catalogue, Bubnovyi valet [Jack of Diamonds], Moscow, 1914, listed p. 3. Possibly: M. Lentulova, Khudozhnik Aristarkh Lentulov [The Artist Aristarkh Lentulov], Moscow, 1969, listed p. 132 as Kislovodsk. Etud [Study]. Exhibition catalogue, Aristarkh Lentulov 1882-1943: Zhivopis/Grafika/Teatr [Paintings/Drawings/Theatre designs], Moscow, 1987, listed p. 66, no. 65. Possibly: Moscow, The House of Levisson, Bubnovyi valet [Jack of Diamonds], February-March 1914, probably listed as Kislovodsk. Neonaturalisticheskii etiud [Neonaturalistic sketch], no. 40. Moscow, Dom Khudozhnika [The House of Artists], Aristarkh Lentulov, December 1971, ex. cat. Moscow, Tsentral'nyi dom khudozhnika [The Central House of Artists], Aristarkh Lentulov 1882-1943: Zhivopis/Grafika/Teatr [Paintings/Drawings/Theatre designs], 1987, no. 65.
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ARISTARKH VASILIVECH LENTULOV 1882-1943 Tent along the river Signed verso. Oil on canvas, 58 x 36 cm. Two affirmations of authenticity on the reverse, including one from the artist's daughter, Marianna Aristarkhovna Lentulova, dated 20th September 1994 PROVENANCE Acquired directly from theartist's daughter, Marianna Aristarkhhovna Lentulova In 1909, Alexander Benois remarked about Lentulov: "[He] is a wonderful, beautiful gift to art. We must cherish his distinct and vibrant talent, and his energetic approach to work. His paintings nourish and enliven the soul'' ( "Mir Iskusstvo", 22nd March 1909). PROVENANCE Property from the collection of Paolo Valentino, Moscow Correspondent of the Corriere della Sera 1990 - 1995. In this work, we can see Lentulov's mastery of Impressionist brush strokes, possibly inspired by the Crimean landscape where he was travelling between 1909-1910. The painting depicts a landscape on a river or lake, with a pale pink tent-like structure overlooking the water, with its reflection being the focal point of the canvas. Surrounding the house, Lentulov depicts luscious foliage, trees and the beginnings of a forest. The three elements, land, water, and sky blend together elegantly, the soft light illuminating the pale tones and suggesting the glow of mid-afternoon sunlight. As a young artist, Lentulov never stuck to one technique, and always introduced a personal touch into his paintings. In the period before 1910, Lentulov became fascinated with using 'rose-specks', small dabs of a light pink shade, which had a slight yellow hue and tended towards light grey. He introduces his favourite 'rose-specks' into this painting, imbuing the otherwise purely Impressionistic work with a hint to his own personality. These marks of rose are dispersed throughout the canvas, enlivening the undisturbed natural landscape. Paolo Valentino interviewed Marianna Lentulova about her father's work on more than one occasion