Sketch Zinaida Serebryakova auctioned for 1.8 million rubles

© Serebryakovcement Zinaida Zinaida Yevgenievna (1884-1967) Tanya and Kate. 1910s — circa 1921Sketch Zinaida Serebryakova auctioned for 1.8 million rubles© Zinaida Serebriakova

Pastel sketch of Russian artist Zinaida Serebryakova auctioned for 1.8 million rubles, said Tuesday the press service of the auction house «Russian enamel».

«One of the most interesting lots of the auction – pastel Zinaida Serebryakova «Tanya and Katya». It was created in 1921, when the artist lived with their children in hungry Petrograd and because of the shortage of art materials is often made sketches on both sides of a sheet and even on top of unfinished sketches. In particular, presented on the auctions work painted over the sketch for the painting «Diana and Actaeon». The starting bid price of 1.85 million rubles»,- stated in the message.

Another top lot — the work of Aristarchus Lentulova «Gazebo on the river», performed by the artist in 1900-ies. The starting price of paintings originating from the collection of the Italian journalist Paolo Francesco Valentino, is estimated at 5.4 million rubles. Graphic works presented at the auction and other big names such as Alexei Bogolyubov and Lev Lagorio, Alexander Benois, Dmitry Stelletsky, Konstantin Yuon, Arthur Fonvizin, Sergei Sudeikin and Konstantin Somov, Alexander Deineka, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, specified in the material.

«In total, the auction of paintings, drawings and decorative arts presented 323 lot for a total amount of 37 million rubles. In the auction catalogue, in addition to works of famous Russian artists, unique icons, glassware, silver and China», — added in the message.