Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov

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NESTEROV Mikhail Vasilievich Two Sisters

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Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - Cottages By A Wood

Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - Cottages By A Wood

Original 1928
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Lot number: 130
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Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov 1862-1942 COTTAGES BY A WOOD signed in Cyrillic and dated 1928 l.l. oil on canvas laid on board 18.5 by 26.5cm, 7 3/4 by 10 1/4 in. The canvas has been laid down on cardboard. The edges are uneven and are covered with adhesive tape in places. There are minor abrasions along the edges and the paint surface is covered with a layer of dirt. The varnish has discoloured. Inspection under UV-light reveals an area of retouching to the sky upper right as well as some minor scattered retouching throughout. Held in a gold-painted wooden frame behind glass. Unexamined out of frame.
Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - Winter

Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - Winter

Original 1910
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Lot number: 24
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Private Collection, France Sotheby's London, Russian Art, Paintings, 27 November 2007, lot 172 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov 1862-1942 WINTER signed in Cyrillic and dated 1910 l.l.; further signed and inscribed in Cyrillic and dated 1910 on the reverse oil on canvas 66.5 by 90cm, 26 1/4 by 35 1/2 in. The canvas has been lined. There is a layer of surface dirt and the paint surface is thin in places. There is minor craquelure throughout. The canvas is visible in several areas, in particular to the outlines of the face, scarf and tree. This is mostly the intent of the artist. There are frame abrasions along the edges of the canvas. Inspection under UV reveals small, but numerous areas of restoration throughout. Held in a simple wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - The Artist's Daughter Natalia As Herdboy

Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - The Artist's Daughter Natalia As Herdboy

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Lot number: 158
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Description Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942) The Artist's daughter Natalia as herdboy Oil on canvas Signed in Cyrillic lower right 90 x 58 cm (35 1/2 x 22 3/4 in) Provenance: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Russian Art, 23rd March 2007, Lot 135, sold for Euro 150,000. Please not this lot is subject to Import VAT. Several minor holes to canvas needing repair, fine craqueleure, signs of retouching visible, areas od surface dirt, would benfit from a clean.
Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - Two Sisters

Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - Two Sisters

Original 1923
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Lot number: 80
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Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942) Two Sisters signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Mikhail. Nesterov./1923.' (lower left) oil on canvas 26 x 40½ in. (66 x 102.9 cm.) Special Notice A grey and quiet day, the banks of the Volga, a forest can be seen in the distance, the Zavolzh'e, there is a small hermitage in the hills, two sisters are walking around the yard, they are blood sisters, but their souls are different, one has a joyful and carefree soul, the other's heart is gloomy, dark. Mikhail Nesterov to his friend Aleksandr Turygin on 11th February 1915 Writing to his friend in 1915, Nesterov traced the outline of a composition he developed into a series of exquisite canvasses over a period of ten years, including one example held in the collection of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. His choice of subject changed after the advent of the Soviet era, when Nesterov almost exclusively shifted away from spiritual themes to portraiture, a more suitable genre in the new political context. His earlier works, however, always maintained a great personal significance and the artist often returned to his pre-revolutionary compositions, which he often reworked for himself and a small circle of patrons, as was the case for this version of Two Sisters painted in 1923. The artist immerses the viewer into a lyrical landscape where the air is permeated with the anticipation of spring's arrival. The two sisters in the foreground are promenading peacefully along the banks of the river Volga. The sister on the left is walking pensively, her head lowered and covered in a black shawl. She appears lost in gloomy thoughts and does not seem to notice the awakening of nature all around her. The face of her sister, on the contrary, is lit by a joyful smile. She is dressed in a festive sarafan. She cheerfully raises her hand holding a bouquet of flowers to welcome the arrival of spring. With the sisters the artist presents the viewer with two different lives, whose destinies are growing apart. One of the sisters has failed to find happiness in the outside world and is seeking shelter in the solitude of a monastic hermitage. The other sister, by contrast, embodies the joy that can be achieved on earth. The juxtaposition of the two sisters' inner worlds is accentuated by the colouristic contrast between one sister's sombre black sarafan and the other's bright red garb. The melancholic figure of the sister dressed in black is a recurring motif in Nesterov's compositions. The figure of 'Nesterov's woman' was first introduced with The Bride of Christ (1886, private collection) and seems to have been shaped by the artist's own tragic experiences. His wife, Maria Martynovskaia, died whilst giving birth to their daughter. The event drastically altered the course of Nesterov's artistic development and spurred the shift in his artistic idiom from historical and genre paintings to what is now widely recognized as the 'Nesterov style'. The artist, who deeply suffered from the loss of his wife, often returned to the melancholic prototype already present in Two Sisters, which first appeared in his work The Bride of Christ. There, the figure in the foreground anticipates the sullen characters of his later paintings and bears a striking physical resemblance to Nesterov's late wife. The landscape in Two Sisters echoes Nesterov's recurring theme of the synergy between nature and human emotions as well as the celebration of Russia's geographical and architectural heritage. The emotional landscape of the pensive sister on the left is projected onto the nature around her. The delicate brushstrokes envelop the composition in a pale, translucent atmosphere that corresponds to her introverted character. Her meditative expression complements the flat, horizontal areas on the canvas where fields and water are captured in a rhythmical composition of parallel lines. In this painting, Nesterov skilfully extends the human soul into the world around it, while encompassing nature within the space of one being.
Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - A Quiet Life

Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov - A Quiet Life

Original 1921
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Lot number: 26
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Lot Description Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942) A quiet life signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Mikhail Nesterov/1921' (lower right) gouache on board 11¾ x 15¼ in. (30 x 38.2 cm.) Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report Provenance Probably, Elena Katul'skaia (1888-1966), a popular Soviet singer and actress who was awarded the title of National Artist in 1965. Pre-Lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR Literature Probably, A. Mikhailov, Mikhail Vasil'evich Nesterov, Moscow, 1958, listed p. 482. View Lot Notes › While the title, date, subject matter, dimensions and provenance match the description listed in Mikhailov's 1958 monograph on the artist, there is a discrepancy with regards to the medium, which describes the work as being oil on canvas. The figure in the present work clearly relates to Nesterov's Flenushka (1920s, State Tretyakov Gallery). We are grateful to Pavel Klimov, Senior Curator at the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, for his assistance in cataloguing this work.
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