Sale 05PT02 | Lot 40

Natan Isaevich Altman

Catalogue: Modern & Contemporary and European & American Art

Lot Details

Lot 40
Natan Isaevich Altman
Russian, 1889-1970
STILL LIFE WITH BOTTLE, KNIFE AND PEAR, 1919
Signed in Cyrillic and dated 19 (lr)
Oil on canvas
25 9/16 x 17 3/4 inches (64.8 x 45 cm.)

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jean Chauvelin dated October 10, 2002

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Sold for $57,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Four to five areas of repair visible on verso with corresponding inpainting on recto. Inpainting/retouching/restoration in a few scattered small spots in the white area on the left. In the red area there is retouching/inpainting approx. 3 inches to the left of the base of the bottle neck, approx. 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch. Also in the red area, a few small scattered spots (linear total approx. 2 inches near top). In the green area on the right side are two areas corresponding to repairs on verso, most likely repaired tears. One of these is near the table (total area, approximately 2 sq. inches). Second, at upper edge (across from bottle neck). Tear appears to be approx. 5 inches long, extending to edge with surrounding re-working, totaling approx. 4 inches. Inpainting scattered in the area below the table, including a small repair (size of a dime) in the table base and a line approx. 4 inches long, horizontal on either side of the white cloth.

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Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Sold for $57,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Modern & Contemporary and European & American Art

Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 10am EST
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