Lot 10: Portrait of Selma Alexander by Boris Grigoriev

MacDougalls

2015-11-12 13:00:41

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Lot 10: GRIGORIEV, BORIS (1886-1939) Portrait of Selma Alexander, signed. Oil on canvas, 91.5 by 71 cm. Provenance: Collection of Selma Alexander, Los Angeles. Bequest from the above to the present owner, c. 1982. Private collection, Australia. Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert T. Galeeva. Exhibited: Paintings and Watercolours by Boris Grigoriev, Marie Sterner Gallery, New York, 17-29 April 1933. Literature: A. Klevitsky, "Amerika" Borisa Grigorieva", Novyi zhurnal, No. 231, 2003, mentioned in the text. The Portrait of Selma Alexander, offered here for auction, is an outstanding example of the work by Boris Grigoriev, who in the 1920-1930s had a reputation in Europe and the USA as a master of the "Russian theme" and as a brilliant portrait painter. MacDougall Arts Ltd's Russian Art Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 Estimate: £150,000-£200,000
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