11 June 2008
Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942)
At the riverbank
signed in Cyrillic with initials and dated 'I.B./1918' (lower left); with inscription in German 'Ivan Bilibin/Watercolour and gouache/.../A gift by the very well-known painter to the sister of the very-well known poet Tschechoff, given as a present in Jalta 1920. Tschechoff [...]/Olga Tschechova' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on board
19 x 13 in. (48 x 33 cm.)
(Possibly) Olga Knipper-Chekhova, circa 1920.
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