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Event Date9 April 2014 | Live auction 2837

Russian Works of Art

New York
Russian Works of Art

Sale Overview

Christie’s sale of Russian Works of Art features a strong selection of fresh-to-the-market works from distinguished private collections, many with Russian Imperial and royal provenance. Highlighting the sale are two sculptures by the most influential Russian artists of the late 19th Century; a marble bust of Ivan the Terrible by Mark Antokol’skii from the collection of Prince Ivan Obolensky, and a bronze bust Portrait of I.E. Repin by Viktor Vasnetsov, from the descendants of Alexander Siloti and Vera Tretyakova.

Additional highlights are offered from the descendants of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, a distinguished collection comprised of more than thirty lots of family heirlooms, photographs, icons, and a Fabergé enamel photograph frame which was purchased by Empress Maria Feodorovna on New Year’s Eve, 1899.

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