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Auction: Important Russian Art
was auctioned on: 25 November 2013
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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,831 - US$8,052
Price realised:  £25,000
ca. US$40,263
Lot number 53, Views: 83

Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Portrait of Sergei Troinitsky (1882-1946); and Portrait of Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) in Brittany visiting the Benois family
Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) Portrait of Sergei Troinitsky (1882-1946); and Portrait of Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) in Brittany visiting the Benois family the first signed inscribed in Russian and dated 'S. N. Troinitskii/on a train/on his way from/Gatchina/VIII. 1919' (upper right), later signed, inscribed and dated 'Alexandre Benois/Mon cher ami/Le Directeur/musée de l'Ermitage/Serge Troïnitsky/IV. 45' (on the reverse): the second dated '9/VII 1905' (lower right); with signed authentication dated 1971 by Anne Benois-Tcherkessoff (on a label on the reverse) the first pencil and sanguine on paper; the second pencil and watercolour on paper the first 8½ x 6¾ in. (21.5 x 17 cm.); the second 8.7/8 x 7 in. (22.5 x 17.5 cm.) The second with a study of a pillar on the reverse

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Russian Art
Date of the auction: 25 Nov 2013
Address: Christie's
25 November 2013, London, King Street