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Isaac Brodsky (1884-1939)
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Isaac Brodsky (1884-1939)

The Luxembourg Gardens in spring

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Isaac Brodsky (1884-1939)
The Luxembourg Gardens in spring
signed in Cyrillic, indistinctly inscribed in Russian and dated 'To my dear[...] Repin/I. Brodskii Paris 1910.' (lower left); with number '5' (on a label attached to the reverse)
oil on board
13 1/8 x 16¼ in. (33.2 x 41.2 cm.)
Provenance
Probably, Ilya Repin (1844-1930).
Acquired by the present owner in Paris circa 2000.
Literature
Probably, I. A. Brodsky, Isaak Izrailevich Brodskii. Statii, pisma, dokumenty [Articles, letters, documents], Moscow, 1956, listed p. 176.
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Lot Essay

In the 1910s Brodsky painted a number of works depicting children playing in the park; his diploma piece A warm day is held in the collection of the Brodsky House Museum, St Petersburg, as are a number of other works on this theme including On the outskirts of Paris and Children in a meadow. Le jardin du Luxembourg is a characteristic example of a work from this period, painted in the artist's distinctive decorative style, exemplified by the twisted branches and his mosaic-like treatment of light.

We are grateful to Natalia Balakina, Director of the Brodsky Museum, St Petersburg, for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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