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    Sale 7440

    Important Russian Pictures

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 281

    Nikolai Aleksandrovich Sergeev (1855-1919)

    Tending the flock

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    Nikolai Aleksandrovich Sergeev (1855-1919)
    Tending the flock
    signed in Cyrillic and dated 'N. Sergeev/1890.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    54½ x 71¼ in. (138.4 x 181 cm.)

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    Nikolai Sergeev (1855-1919) studied under the landscape artist Lev Lagorio at the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg. In 1887 he was made a fellow of the Academy and in 1910 he became a Academician. Sergeev participated in numerous exhibitions including those of the Wanderers or Peredvizhniki. In addition, he was also a founder member of the St Petersburg Society of Artists (1890-1903).

    The present lot with its rustic theme is typical of Sergeev's idyllic depictions of Russian countryside. Today, his work is represented in The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Tomsk Museum of Art and the V. P. Sukachev Museum of Art, Irkutsk.

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