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Aivazovsky, Repin, Makovsky and Korovin at Hegelstam & Co. spring auction in Helsinki 5 March 2020


On the 5th of March 2020, the leading auction house in Finland Hagelstam & Co. will be hosting a traditional spring auction of classical art and offering rare works by XIX-XX century Russian artists, an extensive collection of porcelain and figurines with provenance by the Popov Factory from the XIX century, State Porcelain Factory from 1920-30s, the Gardner Factory, cloisonné enamels and an icon Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem from the XIX century. In total approximately 290 premier lots will be put up including important works of Finnish artists from the period of the Golden Age of Finnish Art, bronze, furniture, books, out of which 85 lots will be Russian art.

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Aivazovsky Ivan Konstantinovich. Shorescape.
Aivazovsky Ivan Konstantinovich (1817-1900).
Shorescape.
Oil on canvas. Signed. 31*46 cm.
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The top lot among Russian art lots of the upcoming auction is “Shorescape” – a costal scene in the moon light by Ivan Aivazovsky (estimated at €40,000). The artist depicts the night time in soft hues and emphasises the moonlight reflected in the waves of the sea reaching its brightest glow at the water’s edge. Two male figures standing against the light and looking at a ship gently moved by the rolling waves.

Ilya Yefimovich Repin. Zaporozhian Cossack.
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930).
Zaporozhian Cossack.
Paste. Study to the painting Zaporozhian Cossacks.
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Ilya Repin’s study to one of his finest works Zaporozhian Cossack (estimated at €8 000) is made with pastels, one of the favourite art medium, used by Repin. The execution of the monumental canvas took more than 11 years and went along with numerous studies and sketches. The auction will feature some other sketches from Ilya Repin.

Makovsky Konstantin Yegorovich. Odalisque.
Makovsky Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915).
“Odalisque”.
Pastel. Signed. 112*48 cm.
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A large size “Odalisque” measuring more than a meter in height (estimated at €30,000) by a Peredvizhnik realism artist Konstantin Makovsky shows a full-length female figure. The model is looking directly at the viewer. The impression of airiness and lightness is enhanced by the delicately dropping draperies in the background and transparent clothing of the model effectively contrasting with the traditional Ottoman ornament of the furnishing a massive bracelet on her left hand.

Note:

  • the artwork was analysed in X-ray fluorescence and attributed by the leading expert on Konstantin Makovsky. For details contact Hagelstam & Co.
Korovin Konstantin Alekseevich. Horse and carriage.
Korovin Konstantin Alekseevich (1861-1939).
Horse and carriage.
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1917. 67*88 cm.
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The auction will feature two paintings by Konstantin Korovin. A “Horse and carriage” (estimated at €25,000) is a remarkable evidence how impressionist manner influenced his oeuvre – the canvas is literally soaked with warm sunshine. Bright blue sky and white clouds in the left part enhance a warming impression from yellow and earthy hues mixed into the green foliage in the right part of the painting and focusing on the figure of a horse in the centre.

Korovin Konstantin Alekseevich. Cafe á Vichy.
Korovin Konstantin Alekseevich (1861-1939).
Cafe á Vichy.
Oil on canvas. Signed. 61*50 cm.
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“Café á Vichy” (estimated at €15 000) depicted in the night time reminds of another celebrated Korovin’s painting “Café de la Paix” (The State Tretyakov Gallery). Intense colours of the streetlights compared with pale and natural moonlight illuminating the roof turret in the upper part of the painting.

Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky. Apple tree.
Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky (1868-1945).
Apple tree.
Oil on canvas. Signed. 73,5*87 cm.
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Bogdanov-Belsky’s Nikolai Petrovich “Apple tree” (estimated at €8 000) depicts a blossoming apple garden under the spring blue sky – a life-affirming landscape in the impressionist manner.

Yantsyn Mikhail Nikolaevich. Motif from Tashkent.
Yantsyn Mikhail Nikolaevich (1890-1942).
Motif from Tashkent.
Signed. 50*77 cm.
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“Motif from Tashkent” (estimated at €5 000) by the landscape and portrait artist Yantsyn Mikhail Nikolaevich is inspired by the childhood memories he spent in Fergana in Uzbekistan. Yantsyn studied at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. The paintings of the artists make part of the museum collections in Tashkent and Fergana. In 2017 Union of Artists in St. Petersburg held an exhibition called “Dedicated to the artists of the besieged Leningrad” where one of Yantsyn's paintings was on display. Yantsyn Mikhail Nikolaevich died in the besieged Leningrad in 1942.

Geftler Karl Eduardovich. Mariinsky Palace.
Geftler Karl Eduardovich (1853-1918).
Mariinsky Palace.
Pastel. Signed. 34*46 cm.
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Geftler Karl Eduardovich, a landscape artist who studied at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, known for his numerous watercolours with the views of St. Petersburg. His “Mariinsky Palace” (estimated at €5,000) will be put up at auction.

Alexandre Benois. A sketch of an early XVIII century Russian infantry officer.
Alexandre Benois (1870-1960).
A sketch of an early XVIII century Russian infantry officer.
Mixed media. Signed. 39*27 см.
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A sketch conveying dynamics of an early XVIII century Russian infantry officer by Alexandre Benois (estimated at €2,000), one of the founders of “Mir iskusstva”, depicts a young man while walking against the landscape with water and a dog standing behind him.

An extensive collection of porcelain and figurines with provenance from the Popov Factory (XIX century), State Porcelain Factory (1920-30s) and the Gardner Factory

A porcelain figure of Tamara Karsavina in the title role of Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird.
A porcelain figure of Tamara Karsavina in the title role of Stravinsky's ballet “The Firebird”,
modelled by Dmitry Ivanov, State Porcelain Factory, 1920s,
painted by Maria Bryantseva (1885-1942). Height 22 cm.
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A porcelain figure of Tamara Karsavina in the title role of Stravinsky's ballet “The Firebird” (estimated at €2,500), modelled by Dmitry Ivanov, State Porcelain Factory, 1920s, painted by Maria Bryantseva (1885-1942), is among the highlights.

Provenance:

  • Tyra Borg.

XIX-XX century decorative arts, cloisonné enamels and icons

A cloisonné enamel kovsh, Maria Sokolova.
A cloisonné enamel kovsh, Maria Sokolova.
Moscow, 1896.
Height 9 cm, width 13 cm, length 22 cm.
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A rare cloisonné enamel kovsh, Maria Sokolova, Moscow, 1896 (estimated at €7,000) enamelled with pearl ornament, flowers and foliage.

A nephrite kovsh with cloisonné enamel mount, Ikonnikov.
A nephrite kovsh with cloisonné enamel mount, Ikonnikov.
Moscow.
Height 4 cm, width 8,3 cm, length 11 cm.
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A nephrite kovsh with cloisonné enamel mount, Ikonnikov, Moscow (estimated at €3,000) enamelled with foliage.

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Icon in kiot.
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Icon in kiot.
Second half of XIX century.
Size of icon: 31*26 cm, size of kiot 75*54*18 cm.
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“The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem” (estimated at €2,500) – a XIX century icon in kiot will be put up at auction as part of Russian art sale.

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