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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    Konstantin Kryzhitsky (1858-1911)

    Vue de l'orangerie à Karasanne, Crimée

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    Konstantin Kryzhitsky (1858-1911)
    Vue de l'orangerie à Karasanne, Crimée
    signed in Cyrillic and dated 'K Kryzhtsk/1901.' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas laid down on board
    11 x 8¼ in. (28 x 21 cm.)


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    K. Kryzhitsky was raised in Kiev and enjoyed the patronage of the well-known family of the leading military commander, General Raevsky. The artist was invited to the Raevsky's estate in the Crimea, 'Karasanne', which was renowned for its exotic gardens, parks and orangeries.

    Following the artist's untimely death, a relative of N. N. Raevsky's wife, Princess S.M. Gagarina acquired the study Vue de l'Orangerie à Karasanne at a posthumous exhibition of Kryzhitsky's works. Until recently the painting has decorated the Raevsky descendants' country house in the south of France, named Karasanne in honour of the Crimean estate.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by Princess Sophia Mikhailovna Gagarina from the artist's posthumous exhibition, 1911.
    By descent in the family to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    St Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Art, Posthumous exhibition of works by the Academy member K. Ia. Kryzhitskii, April 1911, no. 393 (label on the reverse).