The life Goncharova sold at auction for nearly £ 2.5 million

© Photo : courtesy of auction house Christie auktsionnyi house Christie’s. Archive photoThe life Goncharova sold at auction for nearly £ 2.5 million© Photo : courtesy of auction house Christie’s

Picture of Natalia Goncharova «still life with a kettle and oranges» sold at auction in London for almost £ 2.5 million, almost four times more than preliminary estimates, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the auction house Christie»s.

«The painting of Natalia Goncharova «still life with a kettle and oranges» after a lengthy bidding war was sold in London for two million 408 thousand 750 pounds, more than four times higher than the lower limit of the preliminary assessment», — said the representative of the auction.

Auction «Masterpieces of Russian art» continues, and the final results will be known later.

The painting «still life with a kettle and oranges», which for many years was mistakenly believed to be the work of Mikhail Larionov, was featured in a solo exhibition Goncharova in the art Bureau Dobychina in St. Petersburg in 1914 and acquired by the father of the present owner of Alexandra Tomilina-Larionova in 1966. A preliminary assessment of the painting at the auction was 500-700 thousand pounds.

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