• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7461

    Russian Works of Art Including The Rothschild Fabergé Egg

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    Gilt-bronze figure of Rodopa

    CAST FROM THE MODEL BY NIKOLAI LAVARETSKII, 1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Gilt-bronze figure of Rodopa
    cast from the model by Nikolai Lavaretskii, 1880
    on circular base, inscribed on base in Cyrillic 'N. Lavaretskii, 1880' and applied behind with the Cyrillic foundry mark 'A. MORAND S[t]. P[eters]. B[urg].'
    43¼ in. (111 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Nikolai Akimovich Laveretskii (1837-1907) studied in St. Petersburg in the sculptural classes of I.P. Vitali, P.K. Klodt and N.S. Pimenov. In 1860-63 he worked on the monument to the millenium of Russia after which he made extensive tours in Western Europe. He returned to Russia in 1870 where he continued to teach being named professor of sculpture in 1883.
    A version of the present statue is illustrated in F.I. Bulgakov Our artists, St. Petersburg, 1890, vol.II, p.3, entitled 'Rodopa', a slave in Aesop's Fables, cast in bronze in 1882 and exhibited in the All-Russia exhibition in Moscow that year.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.