In 1900, the Game of the Silent Duffer was exhibited at the Imperial Academy of Arts, and a year later in the St. Petersburg Society of Artists. In the last picture reproduced in the catalog as one of the main works of Makovsky. The reproduction was also published in the Novoye Vremya newspaper of March 1, 1900, and in 1915 it was published in the weekly magazine Niva as an illustration to the obituary of Makovsky’s tragic and unexpected death (a tram crashed into his crew).
Niko Pirosmani, “Georgian woman in healers” (date unknown). Private collection
The second "hero of the evening" at Sotheby's was Niko Pirosmani. His painting "Georgian Healer" went for 2.2 million pounds (2.8 million dollars), although it was previously estimated at 500-700 thousand. This result also became a world record for the Georgian primitivist.
This portrait has an outstanding history: it belonged to the famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. He met with the works of the self-taught artist in 1928, when he arrived in Moscow to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leo Tolstoy.
At the same sale, the preliminary estimates were exceeded: “PortraitPortrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people who exists in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more girls "Nikolai Feshin (610 thousand pounds sterling or 778 thousand dollars)," Greek woman (portraitPortrait is a realistic genre depicting an actual person or group of people. Portrait - in French reading - portrait, from old French portraire - "reproduce what “The line in the line”. Another side of the name of the portrait is in the obsolete word “parsuna” - from Latin persona - “person; person.” Read more Inna Kostakis ”by Robert Falk (442 thousand pounds sterling or 563.7 thousand dollars) and "Street Scene in Novorossiysk e »Yuri Pimenov (212 thousand pounds sterling or 271 thousand dollars).Portrait of a girlNikolai Ivanovich Feshin1910th, 51.5 × 44.5 cmGreek woman (portrait of Inna Kostakis) Robert Rafailovich Falk1955, 73 × 59.5 cmStreet scene in NovorossiyskYuri Ivanovich Pimenov1929, 70.5 × 52.5 cmA total sale of Russian paintings at Sotheby's brought 13.4 million pounds sterling (17.1 million dollars) with an expected 11.1 million. Art: read us in Telegram and look in Instagram
According to the official website of Sotheby's.