• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    Richard Zommer (1866-1939)

    Camp of the Wanderers

    Price Realised  

    Richard Zommer (1866-1939)
    Camp of the Wanderers
    signed, inscribed and dated, 'R. Zommer/Taschkent./97.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    29 x 47 in. (73.7x 119.4 cm.)


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    An article from March 19, 1928 in the Toronto Daily Star describes the present lot:
    'It is the 'Camp of the Wanderers,' by Sommer[sic]. A group of nomads who may be Kurds in Kurdestan[sic] have pitched their tents and spread their bright carpets in the shade of an oasis. To far distant mountains stretches a waste which may be the Gobi desert and full of Dinosaur eggs. It is more than a most successful exercise in chiaroscuro. It is a lesson in ethnology.'

    Provenance

    Colonel Charles Riches, Toronto.
    By descent to the present owner.


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