• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 400 A

    Apollinary Goravsky (1833-1900)

    View of Mont Blanc from Chamonix

    Price Realised  

    Apollinary Goravsky (1833-1900)
    View of Mont Blanc from Chamonix
    signed and dated 'A. Goravsky 1858' (lower right); inscribed in Russian 'View of the Mountains Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles/From the open in Chamonix/As a mark of memory/To the Gifted and kind Ivan Nikolaievich Kramskoy/From a grateful Appolinaire Gilyarevich Goravsky, 1868 31 March' (on the reverse)
    oil on paper laid down on board
    10 x 13½ in. (25.3 x 34.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1858


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    Provenance

    Gift from the artist to Ivan Kramskoi on 31 March 1868.
    Acquired by the present owner in Denmark in the 1960s.