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    Sale 5954

    Russian Art

    11 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    Woiciech Kossak (1857-1942)

    Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Woiciech Kossak (1857-1942)
    Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg
    signed and dated 'Wojciech Kossak/1905' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    35½ x 63 in. (89 x 160 cm.)
    The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Kasimir Olzanski, Krakow.


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    Dr. Olzanski states that the present work is a large-scale oil sketch for a yet larger picture which Kossak completed in 1906. This latter work was given by the new Polish government to Stalin in 1947.

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