• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    Nikolai Kalmakoff (1873-1955)

    Taurus

    Price Realised  

    Nikolai Kalmakoff (1873-1955)
    Taurus
    signed with artist's monogram and dated '1927' (lower left)
    oil on board
    20½ x 20½ in. (54.9 x 54.9 cm.)


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    The present work was commissioned by Héliodore Fortin, author of Bible of Spirits for his Chapelle du Résurrectoire in Metz, France.

    Provenance

    Carl Laszlo, Basel.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Kalmakoff l'ange de l'abîme (1873-1955) et les peintres du Mir Iskousstva, Paris, Musée de la Seita, 26 March-17 May 1986, p. 95, no. 52, as 'Taurean'.
    J. Bowlt & I. Balybina, Nikolai Kalmakov i labirint dekadentstva, Moscow, 2008, illustrated p. 58.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Musée de la Seita, Kalmakoff l'ange de la abîme (1873-1955) et les peintres du Mir Iskousstva, 26 March-17 May 1986, no. 52.