Lot 36: MATVEEV, FEDOR (1758-1826) View of the Roman Campagna, signed, inscribed "fecit. Roma" and dated 1796. Oil on canvas, laid on metal plate, 142.5 by 183.5 cm. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 28 November 1979, lot 9. Acquired at the above sale by a previous owner. Private collection, Pasadena, California. Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert S. Podstanitsky. View of the Roman Campagna, presented here for auction, was painted by the renowned 18th century Russian landscapist Fedor Matveev, whose work very rarely appears on the art market. According to the artist's signature - "Fedor... Matveeff fecit Roma" - he executed it in Rome in 1796, at a time when his fame and artistic talent were at their height.
MacDougall Arts Ltd's Russian Art
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
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