An assortment of fourteen works on paper
Lot 34*
An assortment of fifteen works on paper and card, various artists and periods, from the collection of Nikolai Emelianovich Makarenko (1877-1938)
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
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Lot Details
(n/a), An assortment of fifteen works on paper and card, various artists and periods, from the collection of Nikolai Emelianovich Makarenko (1877-1938)
comprising: a landscape painting by Nikolai Nikanorovich Dubovskoy (1859-1918), oil on paper, 19.5 x 30.5cm, signed and inscribed in Cyrillic on verso (ill.3); two paintings by Nikolai Semenovich Samokish (1860–1944), both oil on card, signed in Cyrillic, one 30 x 20cm, the other 18 x 26.5cm (ill.6, part);
two drawings by G. Dyadchenko, each 35 x 23cm (ill.1, part); two drawings by Boris Konstantinovich Roerich (1885–1945), a portrait of P. Vereschagin and a portrait of Mikhail Boichuk, each 22 x 16.5cm (ills.2 and 3); a watercolour by Mikhail Stepanovich Tkachenko (1860-191), signed in Latin (lower left), 14 x 18cm (ill.5); and seven other works by artists such as E. Kondratiev, A. Ikonnikov, M. Yurchenko, A. Kantserov, A. Yakimchenko and E. Mikhal’tseva (works not illustrated)
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Footnotes

  • Nikolai Makarenko was an accomplished artist, archaeologist and collector. He was also an art historian and wrote many monographs on Russian art and culture, including: Art Treasures of the Imperial Hermitage, 1916 and Art of Old Rus’ At Solia Vychegodsky, 1918. Between 1920-1924, Makarenko was the director of the Khanenko Museum in Kiev (now the Museum of Western and Eastern Art). Makarenko started his collection of works on paper by Russian and Ukrainian artists of the turn of the 20th century during his tenure at the St. Petersburg School of Drawing in 1907-1917, where he befriended many famous painters. Following his death in Kazan’, the collection was preserved by the architect V. Egerev.
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