Sotheby’s – Russian Art

May 19th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s Evening sale of Important Russian Art features over 50 paintings from the 1850s to Perestroika. We are thrilled to present an exceptional group of seven works by Vasily Vereschagin, one of Russia’s most daring and ambitious artists of the period, including rare canvases from his Balkan and Indian series of museum quality, such as Taj Mahal at Evening and Shipka Pass. A highlight of the sale is Repin’s intimate portrait of his young wife, Vera – an exciting rediscovery and one of the most important of his Russian portraits ever to be offered at auction. Ivan Aivazovsky’s spectacular Ukrainian pastoral scene and Valerian Kamenev’s The Harvest show native landscape painting at its very best, while Bogoliubov’s serene Venetian view is a superb example of 19th century Russian art abroad.