• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    Ivan Pokhitonov (1850-1923)

    Après l'orage

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Ivan Pokhitonov (1850-1923)
    Après l'orage
    signed 'I. Pokitonow.' (lower right); inscribed in Russian, numbered and dated 'No. 123./After the storm'/November 1908.' (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    3¾ x 5 in. (9.5 x 13 cm.)


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    The present owner's great-grandmother showed the frame, which still houses this work, to Pokhitonov and asked him to paint a picture for it. Pokhitonov obliged and the present work is the result.

    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné prepared by Olivier Bertrand.

    Provenance

    Commissioned by the present owner's great-grandmother.
    Gift from the above to the present owner's mother in 1945.
    By descent to the present owner.