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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    Ivan Pokhitonov (1850-1923)

    Pétanque

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Ivan Pokhitonov (1850-1923)
    Pétanque
    signed 'I Pokitonow' (lower right) and inscribed in Russian 'To dear Auguste' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    4¼ x 5 5/8 in. (10.8 x 14.4 cm.)


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné prepared by Olivier Bertrand.

    In 1893 Pokhitonov moved to Belgium to be close to his beloved sister Anastasia and her family. During his stay he became acquainted with the Collon family. Auguste Collon, a Belgian engineer, had spent several years in Baku where he was heavily involved in the development of the Russian oil industry. Lots 4, 5 and 7 bear dedications to members of the Collon family in whose possession these works remained until the present day.

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    Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to Auguste Collon (1869-1924) circa 1918, Belgium.
    By direct descent to the present owner.