Lot 30: SHISHKIN, IVAN (1832-1898) Pine Forest, signed and dated 1866. Oil on canvas, 91 by 70.5 cm. Provenance: Private collection, UK. Literature: I. Shuvalova, Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin, St Petersburg, Khudozhnik Rossii, 1993, p. 41, illustrated; p. 38, mentioned in the text; p. 205, listed. Authenticity certificate from the expert V. Petrov. Authenticity certificate from the expert N. Ignatova. Pine Forest, offered here for auction, is a rare, early work by Ivan Shishkin. It is all the more noteworthy in that it was one of Shishkin's first paintings of a pine forest, a subject that would dominate his oeuvre for many years.
MacDougall Arts Ltd's Russian Art
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
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