26 November 2008
Isaak Levitan (1860-1900)
Hunters trekking through a winter landscape
signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian and dated 'In fond memory to Peter Alekseevich Amkopov from I. Levitan 20 July 1876' (lower left)
pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, on paper
14 x 10¼ in. (35.6 x 26 cm.)
Acquired in Russia in the 1920s.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 6 March 1986, lot 159.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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