Russian Art & Literature - Bloomsbury Auctions

Russian Art & Literature - Bloomsbury Auctions

Russian Art & Literature

New York

16th December 2010

New York

Russian Art & Literature

Thursday 16th December 2010 at 10am

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Russian Art

Lots 104-198

Lot 1. ABRAMOV, Solomon Abramovich (1884-1957), editor.

Russkoe iskusstvo [Russian Art]. Nos 1 and 2/3. Moscow and Petersburg: Tvorchestvo, 1923. Plain later wrappers over original printed

wrappers with color pictorial paper labels to upper covers designed by Sergei Chekhonin. Condition: short closed marginal tears and light

chipping to cover edges.

These two issues constitute the complete run of this early influential Soviet art journal. It aggressively promoted the work of the Mir

Iskusstvo [World of Art] artists as well as that of the Moderns. The printer’s mark was designed by Leon Bakst and the ornamental initials

by Chekhonin; and the journal reproduced work by Marc Chagall, Kasimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, Naum Gabo, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin,

Petr Miturich, Vladimir Lebedev, David Shternberg, Nikolai Lapshin, Nikolai Tyrsa, Lev Bruni and Vladimir Favorsky. The second issue

contains an article on “Sturm und Drang” by the great doomed Russian poet Osip Mandelshtam.

[With:] BELOTSVETOV, Sergei A., editor. Perezvony [The Bells]. No. 19 Riga: Salamandra, May 1926. Decorated green wrappers designed

by Dobuzhinsky. Condition: light marginal discoloration.

One issue of the celebrated Russian art journal with a story by Konstantin Balmont and pictures by Boris Kustodiev. (3)

$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 2. ARONSON, Boris (1900-1980).

Sovremnnaya evreiskaya graphika [Contemporary Jewish Graphics]. Berlin: Petropolis, 1924. 4to (330 x 260 mm). 112 pp. Paper backed gilt

brown wrappers, tissue guards. With full page and in text graphics by Marc Chagall, El Lisstisky, Natan Altman, David Shterenberg, the

author, and other important modern Judeo Russian artists. Condition: minor creasing to cover edges; plates clean.

After emigrating to the United States in 1923, Aronson became one of the most important scenic designers in America, first in the Yiddish

theater and then on Broadway. The original shows he designed include The Diary of Anne Frank (1955), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), A Little

Night Music (1966) and Pacific Overtures (1976). He also published one of the earliest monographs on Chagall’s work in 1924. No. 130 of

300 copies.

$7,000 - $8,000

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Lot 3. BABEL, Isaak Emmanuilovich (1894-1940).

Rasskazy [Stories]. Moscow: Federatsiya, 1932. Illustrated by David

Petrovich Shterenberg. 8vo (195 x 137 mm). 219 pp. Decorated blue

cloth with a facsimile of the original pictorial dust jacket, decorated

endpapers. Condition: hinges tender, spine faded a bit with two short

splits at head.

Babel is today considered to be one of the greatest of all Jewish

writers. He wrote some of the funniest stories about the absurdity of

modern Russian life. Not everyone was amused. Babel was a devoted

Communist, but it did not save him. At the adoption of Soviet

Socialism as the official style of the USSR, Babel, though one of his

country’s popular writers, chose to be “the master of a new literary

genre, the genre of silence.” He was No. 12 on the list of counterrevolutionaries

and enemies of the people Beria presented to Stalin

in 1940. He was shot by a firing squad and his ashes buried with

other victims of the Great Purge. Consequently relatively few copies

of his books published in his lifetime survive. He was posthumously

rehabilitated in 1954.

David Shterenberg was an important Ukrainian-born Jewish painter

and graphic artist who was at one time the Head of the Department

of Fine Arts of the People’s Commissariat of Enlightenment

(NARKOMPROS). He taught at VkhUTEMAS and illustrated

many children’s and other books. He was denounced as a Formalist

and his work was withdrawn from public view and he died in


$2,800 - $3,500

Lot 4. BAKST, Leon (1866-1924).

Feya kukol. La Fèe des poupèes [The Doll Fairy]. Complete set of 12 postcards designed by L. Bakst; issued to benefit the St. Evgenya Red Cross

Society and lithographed in color by A. Ilin, St. Petersburg, 1904. Each 140 x 95 mm. Condition: unused postcards with minor soiling.

Leon Bakst was the most influential costume designer of his generation. In 1898, he founded with Sergei Diaghilev and Alexandre Benois

the Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group. His work on Josef Bayer's ballet Feya kukol at the Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg helped establish

Bakst as a major costume designer in 1903; and he first contributed to Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes in 1909. Benois called the

designs for Feya kukol Bakst's indisputable masterpiece. Bakst settled in Paris in 1912 because as a Jew he could not live outside the Pale of

Settlement. (12).

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 5. BALIEFF, Nikita (1876-1936).

Teatr letuchaya mysh N. F. Baileva [N. F. Baileff’s Theater of “The Bat”]. Petrograd: Solntse Rossii, 1918. Text by N. E. Efros. Illustrated with

tipped-in photogravures and decorations by Sergei Vasileevich Chekhonin. 48 pp. Folio (305 x 240 mm). Decorated pink wrappers

designed by S. V. Chekhonin; entire collection housed in brown cloth folding case with morocco gilt lettering piece. Condition: covers

partially split, tail of backstrip chipped, lower wrapper with two small punctures.

First edition of the history of the first ten years of the legendary “Chauve-Souris” theater troupe founded by the Armenian impresario N.

Balieff. On leaving Konstantin Stanislavsky’s Moscow Art Theater, Balieff turned to comedy and formed his own group of gifted actors. He

called the company “chauve-souris” (French for “bat”) when one landed on his hat. The Russian Revolution of 1917 drove them to Paris

and they countinued to flourish in Europe and the United States.

[With:] BALIEFF, Nikita (1876-1936). Chauve-souris. [Paris: Comoedia Illustrè, 1920-1928?]. 11 theater programmes, large 4to (317

x 248 mm). Illustrations, most colored, after Sergei Sudeikin, Nikolai Remizov and others. Original pictorial wrappers, the upper covers

printed with colored designs after Soudeikin or Remisov. A fine series of programmes from the company directed by Nikita Balieff.

[And:] CZAROVICH, Itzchok and A. Archangelsky. Katinka. New York: Harms Inc., 1922. 8 pp. Folio (310 x 235 mm). Decorated

wrappers by N. Remizov. Sheet music of song sung in the first tour of Balieff ’s “Chauve-Souris” in America.

[And:] GILBERT, L. Wolf and Richard Fall. O Katharina. New York: Leo. Feist, Inc., 1924. 6 pp. Folio (310 x 235 mm). Decorated

wrappers by A. Hudiakoff. Sheet music of song sung in the 1924 American tour of Balieff ’s “Chauve-Souris.”

[And:] VAN LOON, HENDRIK Willem (1882-1944), Nikita BALIEFF (1876-1936) and others. The Patriot. New York: Sackett &

Wilhelms Corp., 1928. Illustrated by H. W. van Loon, Norman-Bel Geddes and others. 16 pp. Folio (315 x 235 mm). Decorated wrappers

designed by S. Soudeikin. Rare theater programme for the famous German play about Tsar Paul I of Russia, that opened in New York in

1928. Later that year, Ernst Lubitsch made it into a silent movie, now lost. (15)

$15,000 - $16,000

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Lot 6. BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The Art of Lydia Lopokova. London: C.W.Beaumont,1920. 4to.

Frontispiece portrait by Glyn Philpot, another portrait by Picasso,

9 hand-colored mounted plates and 3 decorations by Arabella

Yorke. Original pictorial wrappers. Condition: light soiling,

edgewear to covers.

$500 - $800

Lot 7. BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The Art of Lubov Tchernicheva. London: C.W. Beaumont, 1921. 4to.

Portrait by Glyn Philpot, 8 hand-coloured plates and decorations

by Vera Petrovna. Original decorated wrappers. Condition: faint

discoloration and edgewear to wrappers.

Scarce. ABPC records only one copy to appear at auction in the

last thirty years.

$600 - $800

Lot 8. BEKSHTEIN, Leonid.

Graficheskie kompozitsii [Graphic Compositions]. Leningrad:

Krasnoi Gazety, 1929. One of 2,000 copies. 101 pp. Oblong 4to

(175 x 267 mm). Decorated white wrappers. Condition: soiled

and waterstained wrappers also affecting first ten leaves, backstrip

extremities chipped with some loss.

Rare bound suite of Cubist outline figure drawings of laborers,

athletes, musicians, dancers and nudes. Bekshtein added some

Marxist propaganda to these energetic studies of Soviet men and

women in action when he placed the knife-wielding Fascist on the

same page as the sanctimonius Priest.

$400 - $500

Lot 9. BELENSON, Aleksandr.

Zabavnye stishki [Humorous Rhymes]. St. Petersburg: [“Satirikon”],

1914. 170 x 128 mm. Illustrated by Nikolai Ivanovich Kulbin. 43

pp. Condition: signatures separated.

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 10. BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich (1876-1942).

Zhar ptitsa [The Firebird]. Berlin [and Paris]: "Russische Kunst,”

No. 14, 1926. 4to (325 x 245mm ). Illustrated with plates and

in-text illustrations. Cloth boards with decforated paper label to

upper cover. Condition: some wear along extremities, with some

loss to portions of spine, minor dampstaining, light foxing.

The preeminent Russian émigré art journal with contributions

by "V. Sirin" (Vladimir Nabokov), Sasha Chorny, Konstantin

Balmont, Ivan Bunin, Aleksei Remizov, Michel Fokine and others;

and art supplied by Alexandre Benois, Ivan Yakovlovich Bilibin,

Sergei Vasilievich Chekhonin, Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev,

Konstantin Andreevich Somov, Sergei Iurevich Soudeikin and


$900 - $1,000

Lot 11. BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich (1876-1942).

Zhar ptitsa [The Firebird]. Nos. 4/5, 1921. Russian émigré art


[With:] BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich (1876-1942). Zhar ptitsa (The

Firebird). No. 14, 1926. Russian émigré art journal.

[And:] Zolotoi petushok [The Golden Cockerell]. No. 1, 1934.

Russian émigré art journal. (3)

$2,000 - $2,500

Lot 12. BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich (1876-1942).

Opèra privè de Paris. [Paris: 1928-1929]. Folio (315 x 244 mm).

Numerous plates and illustrations, some colored, some mounted,

after Alexandre Benois, I. Ya Bilibin and K. A. Korovin. Original

pictorial wrappers, the upper covers printed in colors from designs

by Bilibin. Condition: rear cover detached but present. “Premiere


[With:] Opèra Russe ‡ Paris. January 1930. Folio (315 x 244 mm).

Illustrated opera programme.

L’Opèra Russe ‡ Paris was founded by the famous opera singer

Maria Kuznetsov (1880-1966). All the major Russian artists from

Benois to Zvorikin worked for her. (2)

$600 - $700

Lot 13. BLOK, Aleksandr (1880-1921) and Natalya Sergeevna

GONCHAROVA (1881-1962) and Mikhail Fedorovich

LARIONOV (1881-1964), illustrators.

Dvenadtsat Skify [The Twelve Scythians]. Paris: Mishen, [1920].

63 pp. 8vo (240 x 195 mm). By Aleksandr Blok. Illustrated by

N. Goncharova and M. Larionov. Original lettered wrappers.

Condition: wrappers soiled with repairs to versos



65 de luxe copies printed on Lafuma of an edition of 250. In his

most popular and controversial work, A. Blok compared twelve

Red Guardsmen to the Twelve Apostles. In Skify, he invited the

West “to share our peace and glowing toil” by aiding the Bolshevik

government. Although Dvenadtsat has been frequently illustrated,

the most desirable interpretation is that by the two great Russian

avant-garde artists Goncharova and Larionov. Larionov’s brother

had just died fighting in the Red Army when he decided to

illustrate Blok’s revolutionary poem. The French edition, Les

Douze, appeared in April while the Russian one (that added Skify

to the mix) came out in June and the English edition The Twelve in

November. Each contains some different pictures; and those for

the Russian edition are arguably the most dramatic and desirable

of the volumes.

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 14. BLOK, Aleksandr (1880-1921) and Vasilii Nikolaevich

MASIUTIN (18845-1955), illustrator.

Dvenadtsat [The Twelve]. Berlin: Neva, 1921. 26 pp. 4to (255 x

1955 mm). Decorated boards. Condition: hinges loose, spine tips

chipped and frayed, light staining to covers.

Second printing. This famous poem has been frequently

reinterpreted by many of Russia’s great illustrators.

[And:] BLOK, Aleksandr (1880-1921). The Twelve. Translated

from the Russian by Babette Deutsch and Avrahm Yarmolinsky.

New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1931. Lithographs by George

Biddle. 40 pp. Folio (315 x 235 mm). Gilt-lettered black cloth in

the original decorated dust jacket.

First edition thus. A revision of a translation that appeared in

The Freeman in 1920. Deutsch was a well respected poet in her

own right and her husband Yarmolinsky was head of the Slavic

Division of the New York Public Library. They visited the new

Soviet Union where they met many Russian poets including Blok.

Biddle was an American artist known for his socially committed

art as seen in these dynamic illustrations of the great Russian

Revolutionary poem. (2)

$600 - $800

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Lot 15. BLOK, Aleksandr (1880-1921).

Ramzes [Ramses]. Petersburg: Alkhonst, 1921. 32 pp. (185 x 125

mm). Gray printed wrappers. Condition: corner neatly clipped on

first leaf; covers and backstrip faded.

FIRST EDITION of this play about Ancient Egypt.

[With:] BLOK, Aleksandr (1880-1921). O simvolizme [About

Symbolism]. Petersburg: Alkhonst, 1921. (165 x 110 mm). White

printed wrappers. One of 1,000 copies.(2)

$500 - $600

Lot 16. BRIK, Osip Maksimovich (1888-1945).

Ne Poputchitsa [Not a Fellow Traveller]. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe

izd-vo, 1923. 8vo (225 x 150 mm). 36 pp. Color photomontage

wrappers designed by Anton Lavinskii from a preliminary design

by Mayakovsky. Partially unopened. Condition: backstrip partially

detached from signatures, mild fading to covers.

Osip Brik was an important figure in Russian Futurism. He was

co-founder of the influential peridical LEF, and the subject for

Rodchenko’s iconic photograph that showed the bespectacled

Brik with the reflected acronym of the magazine. Hellyer 57.

$500 - $600

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Lot 17. BRODSKY, Joseph [Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodskii]


Stikhotvoreniya i poemy [Verses and Poems]. Washington, D.C.:

Inter-Language Literary Associates, 1965. 8vo (195 x 140 mm).

Original gray wrappers. Condition: faint discoloration to wrappers,

slightly cocked.

The 1987 Nobel prize winner's collection of poems was published

abroad after he was sentenced to five years at hard labor for "social

parasitism" in 1964. This edition is rumored to have been financed

by the CIA. He was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972 and

became poet-in-residence at the University of Michigan at Ann

Arbor. Named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991, he

never returned to Russia.

$1,000 - $1,200

Lot 18. Book of Prayers.

[Book of Prayers]. Kiev: Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, [after 1780]. 12 mo (96 x 48 mm). Text in church Slavonic.

Contemporary green dyed vellum g.e. goat skin slip case with blind floral motif. Condition: ?first leaf lacking, *11 torn

with loss of text, binding rubbed, split at top of case.

A rare pocket-sized prayer book in old Russian commissioned by Catherine the Great. Voltaire called Catherine

II the new "Semiramis of the North," after the legendary founder of Babylon noted for her beauty, wisdom, and

sexual excesses. Despite the notoriety she gained for her sexual escapades, Catherine’s importance to the flowering

of Russian literature was immense. One of her driving ambitions during her thirty-four-year reign was to advance

Russian culture, and she patronized Russian authors and artists accordingly.

$7,00 - $1,000

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Lot 19. CHALIAPIN, Feodor (1873-1938).

Photograph by Fernand de Gueldre. Chicago, signed and dated by

the subject, 1925. 205 x 162 mm.

[With:] CHALIAPIN, Feodor (1873-1938). Inscribed

photogravure of the celebrated singer, May 15(28), 1910. 280 x

210 mm.

[And:] CHALIAPIN, Boris (1904-1979) and sister Lydia. Seven

sketches by the opera singer’s children that they gave to their

French governess Mlle. Mathilde Rassonett as well as a letter

concerning her. Various sizes. Various media.

Boris Chaliapin went on to become a distinguished portrait

painter and designed many Time covers. (9)

$1,500 - $2,000

Lot 20. CHEKHONIN, Sergei (1878-1936).

S. Chekhonin. Moscow and Petrograd: GIZ, [1924]. 350 x 240 mm.

113 pp. By Abram Efros and Nikolai Punin. Profusely illustrated

including many in color on glossy paper. Decorated wrappers.

Provenance: Yakov Rubenchik bookplate and autograph in green

ink on the front free endpaper.

Rare monograph on the great modern Russian graphic artist and

distinguished member of Mir Izkusstva [World of Art]. After the

Revolution, he introduced Futurist and Suprematist elements

into his drawings. Despite his extraordinary work promoting the

Bolshevik cause, Chekhonin was miserable in the Soviet Union

and emigrated to France in 1928. One of 3,000 copies.

$1,200 - $1,500

Lot 21. CHEKHOV, Anton (1860-1904).

V sumerkakh [In the Twilight]. St. Petersburg: A. S. Suvorin, 1887. 286 pp. 8vo (180 x 120 mm). Contemporary half calf over marbled

boards. Condition: hinges starting, a few spots to fore edges onto leaf margins not affecting text; rebacked old spine laid down and corner


First edition of Chekhov’s second collection of short stories, a presentation copy to the celebrated actor Pavel Svobodin warmly inscribed

on the half-title page on April 8, 1888. That same year Chekhov’s play Ivanov was published and produced in Moscow. Chekhov dedicated

V sumerkakh to his friend, the writer D. V. Grigorovich, who made certain the Academy of Sciences awarded it the Pushkin Prize in 1888.

Oddly the writer received only half the prize money and was rebuked for writing too quickly and for the cheap journals. Svobodin belonged

to the Moscow Art Theater where Chekhov’s plays were first performed. He was a regular visitor to Chekhov’s Melikovo estate, but died

from tuberculosis at only 42. The playwright presented this copy to Svobodin the year the book received the Pushkin Prize.

$12,000 - $18,000

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Lot 22. CHEKHOV, Anton (1860-1904).

Sbornik tovarischestva “Znanie” za 1903 god [Collection of the “Knowledge” Comradeship for 1903]. St. Petersburg: [Isidor Goldberg], 1904. [4],

320 pp., volume II only, small 8vo (198 x 137 mm). Original cream printed wrappers.. Condition: backstrip restored, slightly cocked.

First serial publication of The Cherry Orchard: see pp. 29-105. “There is nothing in English literature in the least like The Cherry Orchard.

Chekhov has shed over us a luminous vapor in which life appears as it is, transparent to the depths. We feel our way among submerged but

recognizable emotions. I felt like a piano resonating after a masterful concerto” (Virginia Woolf, 1920). The classic play on cultural futility

opened on Chekhov’s birthday January 17, 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre under Konstantin Stanislavskii’s direction.

The playwright’s wife Olga Knipper played Madame Ranevskaya. Performed as a tragedy rather than a comedy as written, Chekhov thought

Stanislavskii ruined it. “Often you will find the words ‘through tears,’” he explained, “but I am describing only the expression on their faces,

not tears. And in the second act there is no graveyard.” Maxim Gorky thought it was trivial and Ivan Bunin considered it unrealistic.

The tsarist authorities censored some of Trofimov’s speeches. Nevertheless the ill playwright was called to the stage on opening night; and

the production was a great success. The play remains one of the world’s most frequently performed plays. The official date of publication of

The Cherry Orchard was June 1, 1904; Chekhov died on July 2.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 23. DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav Valeryanovich (1875-1957).

Peterburg v dvatsat pervom gody [Petersburg in the Year ‘21]. Peterburg: Komitet Populyarizatsii Khudozhestvennykh Izdanii, 1923. Introduction

by S. Yaremich. Bound suite of 12 stone lithographs. Lettered pink wrappers. No. 75 of 1,000 copies. Condition: light creasing to extreme

lower corners not affecting images; covers edge toned, rear cover detached but present, backstrip largely absent.

Lithuanian-born M. V. Dobuzhinsky was one of the founding members of Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group and an important illustrator

of the Silver Age. He was also Vladimir Nabokov's drawing teacher. He left for Lithuania after the Revolution and emigrated to England and

finally settled in the United States where he died. This suite of stone lithographs suggest the artist’s disatisfaction with the Soviet regime as

he (unlike Ostroumova-Lebedeva) depicts a bleak city in winter just four years after the Bolshevik Revolution.

$8,000 - $10,000

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Lot 24. EFROS, Abram (1888-1954).

Kamernyi teatr [The Kamernyi Theater]. Moscow, 1934. Moscow: Izdanie Vserossiiskogo teatralnogo obshchestva, 1934. 4to (300 x 220

mm). 213 p. Embossed maroon cloth. Condition: spine faded, slightly cocked.

This lively detailed history of the legendary Kamernyi Theater from 1914 to 1934 is lavishly illustrated with many plates in color and black

and white of sets and costumes designed by Sergei Sudeikin, Alexandra Exter, Pavel Kuznetsov, Georgii Yakulov, Boris and Georgii Stenberg

and others. Among the plays designed by the Stenberg Brotherrs were Russian versions of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, Bertholt

Brecht’s The Three Penny Opera, Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, Desire Under the Elms and All God’s Children Got Wings.

$400 - $600

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Lot 25. EFROS, Abram (1888-1954).

Eroticheskie sonety [Erotic Sonnets]. Moscow: privately printed by

the author, 1922. 45 pp. 8vo (210 x 160 mm). Decorated white

wrappers. Title in red and black. Condition: light thumbsoiling to

covers, backstrip restored.

Presentation copy. No. XXVII of 260 copies of a rare example

of Soviet erotic poetry, presented to the Jewish composer

Aleksandr Abramovich Krein. Efros was a prominent Soviet art

critic, poet and translator. As a curator of the picture gallery of

the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, he became editor-in-chief of

Khutozhestvennaya zhizin [Artistic Life], published by Narkompros.

Somehow he found time to write and publish these twenty-five

erotic poems. This book seems not to have been published

in Russia again until 1993. A. A. Krein was a Soviet composer

who came from the klezmer tradition. He infused his work with

echoes of sacred and secular Jewish music.

$1,200 - $1,500

Lot 26. [EROTICA].

Synovya gertoga de Nevr, portret liubvi, lichiko. [The Son of the Duke

of NËvre, Portrait of Love, and Little Face]. By André de Régnier.

Peterburg: Akvilon, 1922.8vo (235 x 175 mm). 63 pp. Illustrated

by D. Bushen. Original printed wrappers. Condition: light age

toning to endpapers; small ink stain to front cover, tail of backstrip

with short split, glassine chipped. Provenance: Pavl Stepanovich


One of 25 hand-colored copies out of an edition of 500. A trio of

tales with an 18th century setting illustrated with slightly naughty

hand-colored plates in the manner of Konstantin Somov’s

notorious Le Livre de la marquisse (1918).

$2,000 - $3,000

Lot 27. FAVORSKY, Vladimir (1886-1964).

Kniga Ruf [Book of Ruth]. Moscow: M and S. Sabashnikov, 1925.

Translated by Abram Efros. With wood engravings by V. Favorsky.

4to (270 x 205 mm). Decorated white wrappers Condition: light

discoloration to covers.

Favorsky was the preeminent Russian wood engraver of his

generation. He also taught at VKhUTEMAS, the legendary

Soviet school. He is known world wide for his elegant, precise,

neo-classical white line wood engravings. One of 1,900 copies.

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 28. FAVORSKY, Vladimir (1886-1964).

Domik v Kolomne [The Little House in Kolomna]. By Alexandre

Pushkin. Moscow: Russkoe ob-vo druzei knigi, [1929]. With

wood engravings by V. Favorsky. 4to (285 x 195 mm). Decorated

stiff white boards. Condition: first signature starting, backstrip

chipped with partial loss.

No. 202 of 500 copies signed and numbered in ink by the artist.

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 29. FAVORSKY, Vladimir (1886-1964).

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Egipetskie nochi [Egyptian Nights]. Moscow and Leningrad:

GIZ, 1934. By Aleksandr Pushkin. With wood engravings by V.

Favorsky. (175 x 137 mm). 64 p. Lettered white boards panelled

in blind, in the original embossed dust jacket. Condition: jacket

a bit tanned.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 30. GOLLERBAKH, Erikh Fedorovich (1895-1922) and Boris Vladimirovich Farmakovskii (1870-1924).

Russkii khudozhestvennyi farfor [Artistic Russian Porcelain]. Leningrad: GIZ, 1924. 165 pp. Profusely illustrated including color plates.

Two-color decorated wrappers designed by Sergei Chekhonin. Condition: minor rubbing to backstrip and cover edges, light finger soiling

to covers.

The great classic study (in Russian and French) of the art of Russian porcelain, both pre- and -post-Revolutionary. It includes scholarly

articles not only by Gollerbakh and Farmakovskii, but also one by Chekhonin on the technique of painting on porcelain. Chekhonin

was one of the top designers of in the early Soviet period and headed the state porcelain factory, formerly the imperial porcelain factory.

Other important artists discussed in this monograph are Valentin Serov, Konstantin Somov, Nikolai Suetin, Boris Kuznetsov and Elana and

Natalia Danko.

$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 31. GRIGORIEV, and Sasha CHORNY [Aleksandr

Mikhailovich Glikberg] (1880-1932).

Detskii ostrov [The Children’s Island]. Boris Dmitrievich

(1886-1939) [Danzig and Berlin]: SLOVO, [1921]. Illustrated

with lithographs by B. D. Grigoriev. 159 pp. 4to (310 x 250 mm).

Original cloth-backed boards with a hand-colored lithographed

label designed by B. D. Grigoriev.. Condition: covers soiled and

water stained.

Grigoriev was a brilliant social cartoonist who also exhibited with

Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art]. Some of his most delightful

pictures appear in the famous children's book Detskii ostrov. "Line

encloses all the weight of form within its angles and dispenses with

all the immaterial," he explained. "Line is the creator's swiftest and

most immediate method of expression." Like Vladimir Nabokov,

Sasha Chorny left for Berlin in 1920 and eventually settled in Paris.

The Soviets reprinted Detskii ostrov in 1928 with new illustrations.

Chorny died of a heart attack while helping his neighbors put out

a fire.

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 32. GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitievich (1886-1939), illus.

Lot 32

Boui bouis. Berlin: Petropolis, 1924. Text by Claude Farrère, S.

Makovsky and B. Schloezer. Folio (370 x 275 mm). 63 pp.

Decorated dark olive wrappers. Condition: hinges starting,


First edition in French. No. XIX of 125 copies. While traveling

in France, Grigoriev drew and painted the sailors, fishermen

and other working class patrons of the cafès around Marseilles.

His studies of people playing cards, drinking and taking in local

entertainments were the basis for this elaborate publication that

was also available in German in a much larger edition.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 33. GUMILEV, Nikolai Stepanovich (1886-1921).

Mik. 1918. Illustrated by Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky.

White wrappers printed in red and black. Condition: short split

at head of backstrip, edgewear and uniform discoloration to


N. S. Gumilov was a founder of the Acemist movement and Anna

Akhmatova's first husband. Vladmir Nabokov called him the

poet of adolescents. Gumilov joined the Russian Army during

World War I and was twice decorated for bravery on the Eastern

Front. He supported Kerensky's Provisional Government and

was appointed special commissar in France. On his return to

Russia in 1918, he joined Maxim Gorky and Kornei Chukovsky's

publishing house Vsemirnaya Literatura [World Literature] and

served as head of the French literature department. In 1921, the

Cheka arrested him for participating in a monarchist conspiracy

and he was executed. Consequently his work was banned by the

Bolshevik regime. These poems evolved out a trip to Abyssinia

with Vasilii Radlov from November 1909 to February 1910.

$400 - $600

Lot 33

Lot 34. GUMILEV, Nikolai Stepanovich (1886-1921).

Shater [The Tent]. Revel: Bibliofil, 1921. Decorated by Nikolai

Konstantinovich Kalmakov. (56) pp. 4to (155 x 120 mm).

Original decorated wrappers designed by N. N. Kalmakov.

Condition: restorations to backstrip and upper cover label.

First edition. N. N. Klmakov was a Russian Symbolist painter

whose strange, haunting paintings are only now receiving the

recognition among collectors denied in his own lifetime.

[With:] Koster [Pillar of Fire]. Petersburg and Berlin: Z. I.

Grzhebin,1922. 60 pp. Small 4to (140 x 110mm). Original

decorated white wrappers. Condition: short splits to backstrip

extremities. First edition of this poet’s most enduring and thus

most desirable work.

[And:] Kolchan [The Quiver]. Petrograd: Petropolis,1923. 110

pp. Small 8vo (134 x 100 mm). Tan printed wrappers. Condition:

wrappers partially detached, edges chipped, paper resoration to

verso of upper corner of front wrapper. Second printing of his

fourth book of poems.

N. S. Gumilev was a founder of the Acemist movement and Anna

Akhmatova's first husband. Although Vladmir Nabokov dismissed

him as the poet of adolescents, Gumilev made an enormous

impact on his contemporaries. He joined the Russian Army

during World War I and was twice decorated for bravery on the

Eastern Front. He supported Kerensky's Provisional Government

and was appointed special commissar in France. On his return to

Russia in 1918, he joined Maxim Gorky and Kornei Chukovsky's

publishing house Vsemirnaya Literatura [World Literature] and

served as head of the French literature department. In 1921, the

Cheka arrested him for participation in a monarchist conspiracy.

Gorky and others appealed directly to Lenin to spare him, but

the order of pardon came too late. Gumilev was executed.

Consequently his work was banned by the Bolshevik regime. (3)

$800 - $1,000

Lot 35. GUMILEV, Nikolai Stepanovich (1886-1921).

K sinei zvezde [To the Blue Star]. Petrograd: Petropolis,1923. 79 pp.

Small 8vo (135 x 100 mm). Tan printed wrappers. Condition: a

few leaves with marginal spotting and creasing, wrappers tanned.

First edition. This posthumous publication is among the rarest of

Gumilev first editions.

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 37. IUDOVIN, Solomon Borisovich (1892-1954).

Lot 36. IUDOVIN, Solomon Borisovich (1892-1954).

Gravura na dereve [Wood Engraving ]. Leningrad: Izokombinam,

1941. Suite of 24 wood engravings within a labeled cardboard

portfolio with a descriptive brochure written by Gr. Sorokin. Each

150 x 100 cc. No. 325 of 1,100 copies. Condition: portfolio worn

and internally faded with wear along edges and some loss.

An exceptional portrait of lost Russian shtetl life wiped out by

the Soviets and the Nazis. Born in Vitebsk, Iudovin, unlike his

contemporaries Marc Chagall and El Lissitsky, rejected Modernism

and depicted both traditional Jewish and Soviet Socialist themes

in his skillful wood engravings. The graphic influence of Iudovin’s

teacher Mstislav Dobuzhinsky permeates these powerful plates.

$2,500 - $3,500

Gravury na dereve [Wood Engravings]. Leningrad: S. B. Iudovin, 1928. 48 pp. 8vo (260 x 190 mm). Text by I. Ioffe and E. Gollerbakh. Original

printed wrappers. Condition: minor creasing to wrapper edges.

One of 1,200 copies. A monograph on this important Jewish wood engraver with a generous selection of his prints of the Russian shtetl.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 38. IUON, Konstantin Fedorovich (1875-1958).

Sergiev Posad. [Moscow: “Knizhnogo tovarishchestva 1922 g.”, 1923]. 15 plates, oblong folio (295 x 450 mm). Bound suite of 15 black

and-white lithographs. Publishers green wrappers printed in red. Condition: wrappers somewhat soiled and chipped.

A collection of urban and pastoral scenes of the ancient town, including several that capture the austere essence of the Russian winter. This

village outside Moscow (renamed Zagorsk during the Soviet period) is internationally known for its magnificent 14th century monastery,

one of the holiest shrines in Russia. After working in Valentin Serov’s studio, Iuon designed for the theater and became an art teacher. He is

best known for his landscapes and depictions of Russia’s historical architecture.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 37

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Lot 39. KHIGER, Efim Yakolevich (1899-1956).

Narody SSSR [The People of the USSR]. Leningrad and Moscow: Raduga, [1926]. 215 x 185 mm. 12 pp. Color lithographs. Decorated


E. Ya. Khiger was a gay Jewish Constructivist who illustrated a number of children’s books and also designed for the movies.

[With:] OLEKSENKO, E. Zelenyi popugai [The Green Parrot]. Moscow and Leningrad: Raduga, 1926. Illustrated by E. Ya. Khiger. 280 x 215

mm. 12 pp. Color lithographs. Decorated Wrappers.

PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST TO YAKOV RUBENCHIK, inscribed in pencil on the half-title page. Ya. Rubenchik is rumored to have

been Khiger’s lover.

[And:] KHIGER, Efim Yakovlevich. Azbuka [Alphabet]. Moscow and Leningrad: Raduga, 1926. 280 x 220 mm. 12 pp. Color lithographs.

Decorated wrappers.

PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST TO YAKOV RUBENCHIK, inscribed in purple pencil on the verso of the front wrapper.

[And:] GAVRIKOV, V. Kto Skoree [Which is Faster]. Illustrated by Isidor Aronovich Frantsuz. Moscow and Leningrad: GIZ, 1926. 230 x

170 mm. 16 pp. Color lithographas. Decorated wrappers.

PRESENTATION COPY FROM I. FRANTSUZ TO YAKOV RUBENCHIK, inscribed in ink to “One of my best friends Yakov Rubenchik, November

20, 1926.” I. A. Frantsuz (1896-1991) was an important Jewish Constructivist architect who helped design Lenin’s Mausoleum, the

Narkomzem Ministry of Agriculture Building and the Monument to the Soviet Hero. His architectural knowledge is evident in this

children’s treatise on transportation. (4)

$5,000 - $6,000

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Lot 40. KHIGER, Efim Yakolevich (1899-1956).

Narody Azii [The People of Asia]. Leningrad and Moscow: Raduga,

[1926]. Vols. 1 and 2. Each 195 x 145 mm. Each 12 pp. Color

lithographs. Decorated wrappers.


each inscribed in pencil on the verso of the front wrapper.

[With:] KHIGER, Efim Yakolevich. Narody Afriki [The People of

Africa]. Leningrad and Moscow: Raduga, [1926]. 195 x 145 mm.

12 pp. Color lithographs. Decorated wrappers.


inscribed in pencil on the verso of the front wrapper.

[And:] DANKO, Elena Yakolevna (1898-1942). Vaza bogdykhana

[The Emperor’s Vase]. Moscow and Leningrad: Raduga, 1925.

215 x 200 mm. 16 pp. Illustrated by E. Ya. Khiger. Decorated



inscribed in ink on the title page.

[And:] DULINOV, M. Dverinets kotlety [Cutlets from the

Menagerie]. Illustrated by E. Ya. Khiger. Moscow and Leningrad:

Raduga, 1928.. 185 x 145 mm. 12 pp. Decorated wrappers.


inscribed in pencil on the verso of the front wrapper.

Lot 40

[And:] FROMAN, M. Petrushka. Illustrated by E. Ya. Khiger.

Moscow and Leningrad: Raduga, 1927. 200 x 145 mm. 8 pp.

Decorated wrappers.


inscribed in pencil on the verso of the front wrapper.

[And:] MIULLER, V. K. Pirat korolevy Elizabety [Queen Elizabeth’s

Pirate]. Leningrad: Brokgauz-Efron, 1925. 210 x 147 mm. 120 pp.

Decorated wrappers.


inscribed in ink on the title page.

[And:] POLOTSKII, S. Zhenka pioner [Pioneer Woman]. Illustrated

by E. Ya. Khiger. Moscow and Leningrad: Raduga, 1926. 200 x

145 mm. 195 x 145 mm. 12 pp. Decorated wrappers.


inscribed in pencil on the verso of the front wrapper.

[And:] TIKHONOV, Nikolai. Sami [Yields]. Leningrad: GIZ,

1924. Illustrated by E. Ya. Khiger. 177 x 133 mm. 9 pp. Decorated



inscribed in ink on the verso of the title page and signed in pencil

by Rubenchik on the title page.(9)

$6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 41. KHIGER, Efim Yakolevich (1899-1956).

Tambovskaya kaznacheisha [The Tabov Treasurer’s Wife]. [N.p., n.d]. Each 130 x 95 mm. Suite of 6 etchings for M. Iu. Lermontov’s long

narrative poem within a decorated orange folding card portfolio with printed paper label to front cover laid loose as issued. Each signed in

pencil. Condition: portfolio soiled and some splitting of edges.

Unknown limitation. These delicate and slightly satirical etchings were prepared for an edition of Lermontov’s poem that was never


$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 42. KHVOSTENKO, Aleksei (1940-2004).

Tri tsikla verny [Three Cycles of Verpa]. Leningrad: Polza, 1966. 72 pp. 8vo (215 x 164 mm). Mimeographed paper wrappers. Condition:

very light shelfwear.

Samizdat mimeographed booklet limited to no more than 100 copies, being a presentation copy inscribed to The New York Times art critic

Hilton Kramer on the front cover and dated May 26, 1967. This Russian poet, singer-songwriter, painter, collagist and sculptor (also known

as “Khvost” or “Tail”) helped found the avant-garde literary group, “Verpa.” Within his circle was the persecuted poet Joseph Brodsky; and

like him, Khvostenko was harrassed and locked up in a mental ward. However, the song “Gorod” [“City of Gold”] by this “grandfather

of Rock” became a hit when it was sung in the 1987 film “Assa.” He was finally forced to emigrate to Paris in 1977. Because the Soviet

authorities considered him to be a social parasite, he could only publish his work in underground samizdat or clandestine books. It was not

until 2004 after a personal appeal to Putin that he was allowed to return to Mother Russia where he died of a heart attack in a hospital.

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 43. KOLESNIKOV, Sergei Mikhailovich (1889-1952).

Mongoliya [Mongolia]. Moscow: published by the artist, 1922. Suite of 12 mounted linoleum cuts (including pictorial title page limitation

within a decorated gray portfolio), tissue guards. 140 x 135 mm. Square folding color printed paper portfolio, leaves laid looses as issued.

Condition: partial tearing and chipping along portfolio folds.

A stunning series of studies of modern Mongolia in boldly contrasting black and white. No.168 of 250 copies.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 44. KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei Eliseevich (1886-1968).

Na borbu s khuliganstvom v literature [On the Battle Against Hooliganism in Literature]. Moscow: the author, 1926. 32 pp. 8vo (170 x 130 mm).

Original lithographed pictorial wrappers by Gustav Klutsis. Condition: backstrip worn with some loss, covers partially detached.

A compilation of essays by the most deeply commited theoretician and polemicist of the Futurist movement. The identical back image here

by Klutsis was used as the cover for another 1926 Kruchenykh publication Dunka-Rubikha [Dunka and Rubikha]. Getty 368; MoMA


$500 - $800

Lot 43

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Lot 45. KUSTODIEV, Boris Mikhailovich (1878-1927).

14 litografii [Fourteen Lithographs]. Peterburg: Komitet Populyarizatsii Khudozhestvennykh Izdanii, 1921. Bound suite of 16 lithographs

including pictorial title and contents pages. Lettered blue wrappers. Condition: a few plates with light smudging not affecting images; minor

soiling and creasing to covers; overall a well preserved copy.

No. 275 of 300 copies. Prior to the October Revolution, Kustodiev was famous for his portraits of wealthy contemporaries. He embraced

the Boshevik uprising and devouted much of his later life to depicting the noble laborer. He was also well known for his children’s books and

lithographs. This handsome suite summarizes his celebrated art: lush landscapes and other idyllic scenes of happy peasants and landowners

as well as one alluring zaftig bather on the riverbank.

$10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 46. KUZMIN. Mikhail Alekseevich (1872-1936) and Vladimir Alekseevich Milashevskii (1893-1976).

Zanaveshennye kartinki [Curtained pictures].Amsterdam [Petersburg]: [Petropolis], 1920. Illustrated by Vladimir Alekseevich Milashevskii.

Out of series copy from an edition of 307. 34 pp., 8vo (250 x 205 mm). Original decorated gray wrappers. Condition: wrappers rebacked

and some soiling of pages.

Probably the only example of illustrated Soviet homoerotica. When the Soviet censors forbid these sexually charged poems, Kuzmin and

the publisher Yakov Blokh settled on an anonymous publication. “Petropolis” followed the practice of French publishers of erotica who

provided false title pages with Amsterdam or Brussels as the place of publication to avoid legal prosecution. Kuzmin never intended the

book for public sale; copies were available to collectors of erotica directly from the author. Nevertheless, word got out and Kuzmin could

never entirely shake himself free of the taint of the book’s notoriety. “The shocking bisexuality of the verses found brilliant incarnation in

the similarly daring illustrations and head-pieces executed not without Beardsley’s influence. The theme of one-sex masculine love was

treated by the poet and the artist with such challenging boldness probably for the first time and became in fact the main subject of the book.

But thanks to Milashevsky’s undoubted talent his drawings for the Curtained Pictures cease to be a mere trifle and rank with the talented

illustrator’s best graphic works.” (Alexandr Soloviev, “The Pilgrimage to Cythera: International Exhibition of Love Eroticism in the Fine

Arts,” web exhibition). Milashevskii later became a prolific illustrator of children’s books.

$8,000 - $12,000

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Lot 47. KUZMIN, Mikhail Alekseevich (1872-1936).

Ekho [Echo]. Petersburg: Kartonnyi Domik, 1921. 64 pp. Small

4to (145 x 100 mm). Original decorated wrappers designed by

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Golovin wth publisher’s device by Mstislav

Valeryanovich Dobuzhinsky. First edition.

[With:] Nezdeshnie vechera [Otherworldly Evenings]. Petersburg:

Petropolis, 1921. 135 pp. Small 4to (170 x 125 mm). Original

decorated wrappers designed by M. V. Dobuzhinsky as well as the

publisher’s device. Printed by Golike and Wilborg. First edition.

One of 62 named copies (Kh. P. Diomos) out of an edition of

1,000. [And:] Vtornik Meri [Mary’s Tuesday]. Petrograd: Petropolis,

1921. 38 pp. 4to (130 x 90 mm). Original decorated wrappers

designed by M. V. Dobuzhinsky as well as the publisher’s device.

Printed by Golike and Wilborg. Condition: all with faint soiling

to wrappers. Three first editions of the great modern gay Russian

writer. (3)

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 48. KUZMIN, Mikhail Alekseevich (1872-1936).

Forel razbivaet led [The Trout Breaks the Ice]. Leningrad: Pisatelei,

1929. 96 pp. 8vo (175 x 135 mm). Decorated gray wrappers

designed by Khodasevich. Condition: minor edge wear.

First edition of the author’s last book. It is now considered to

be the most important of his poems to explore his sexuality.

After homosexuality was officially declared a crime in 1933

with punishment up to five years of hard labor, Kuzmin found it

increasingly difficult to be openly gay in the USSR and he devoted

his final years to translating Shakespeare.

$600 - $800

Lot 49. KUZMIN, Mikhail Alekseevich (1872-1936).

Seti [Nets]. Moscow: Skorpion, 1908. 240 pp. 4to (210 x 145

mm). Decorated pink wrappers designed by Nikolai Petrovich

Feofilaktov. Condition: backstrip split, wrappers with crude tape

repairs to versos, covers partially detached and soiled.

First edition of this important collection of poems by the

important gay Russian writer. Along with his openly gay novel

Krylya [Wings] and the homorerotic poetry cycle Aleksandrinskii

pesni [Alexandrian Songs], Seti established Kuzmin as one of the

most important of the Symbolist poets of the Silver Age. The

subjects of these poems drift in and out of ancient Greece and

modern Russia. At the time, muzhelozhstvo (anal intercourse

between men) was illegal in Russia; and Kuzmin was accused

of being a "sexual provocateur" and a "psychopath" in daring to

"propagandize this unnatural vice openly" and "idealize it." Maxim

Gorky denounced his work as did Leon Trotsky, who scorned

Kuzmin's "anarchism of the flesh."

Valdimir Nabokov parodied him. Although his writing is relatively

chaste by modern standards, Kuzmin was a sexual pioneer in

the history of Western literature. Fellow poet Aleksandr Blok

defended him against the "guardians of journalistic morality." N.

P. Feofilaktov has been called the Russian Aubrey Beardsley for

his elegant and decadent line drawings. He was a Symbolist artist

who belonged to Blaue rose [Blue Rose] and Mir Iskusstva [World

of Art] groups and was a frequent contributor to the famed literary

magazine Vesy [Scales], in which many of Kuzmin’s works first


$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 50. LISSITZKY, El. (Lazar Lissitzky, 1890-1941), illustrator,

and BOLSHAKOV, Konstantin (1895-1938).

Solntse na izlete [The Spent Sun]. Moscow: Tsentrifuga, 1916. 64

pp., small 4to (235 x 190 mm). Wrappers with Suprematist cover

design in rust and black by Lissitzky. Condition: minor wear to


One of 480 copies. Bolshakov was a Russian Futurist poet who was

strongly influenced by Vladimir Mayakovsky’s urban poetry. He

dedicated poems in this collection to Mikhail Kuzmin (pp. 30 and

54-55); Lissitzky (p. 35); Lilya Brik (p. 38); Mayakovsky (pp. 48

and 57-58); Boris Pasternak (pp. 55-56); Vladimir Khodasevich

(pp. 56-57); Valerei Briusov (pp. 58-59); and Kuzmin’s lover,

Iurii Iurkyn (p. 59). He also befriended Natalia Goncharova and

Mikhail Larionov, who also illustrated collections of his poetry.

After returning from the Civil War, he gave up poetry to write

novels novels, before falling prey to Stalin’s purges. Compton,

1978, p. 42 and Pl. 18; Harvard p. 178; MoMA 126; Getty 95.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 51. LUNACHARSKY, Anatolii (1875-1933) (editor).

Rzhanoe slovo. Revolutsionnaya khrestomatiya furturistov [The

Rye-Word. A Futurist Revolutionary Reader]. Petrograd: IMO, 1918.

58 pp., 4to (270 x 200 mm). With a forward by Lunacharsky.

Original wrappers with letterpress illustration by Mayakovsky.

Condition: wrappers lightly thumbsoiled and reglued, with but a

few short closed tears at margins.

With additional contributions on revolution by Nikolai Aseev,

David Burliuk, Vasily Kamenskii, Velimir Khlebnikov and Boris

Kushner. Lunacharsky was the Commissar of Enlightenment

personally appointed by Lenin; he and Mayakovsky did not always

see eye to eye. “Let the worker hear and evaluate everything, the

old and the new,” he declared in the forward to this book. “We will

not impose anything on him; we will show him everything.” That

same year Lunacharsky wrote rather disparagingly of Mayakovsky,

“He’s very talented. It’s true that within his new forms, coarse but

tough and interesting, he conceals essentially very old-fashioned

thoughts and an old-fashioned taste....But then what frightens me

is his boyhood, which continued too long. Vladimir Mayakovsky

is an adolescent.” One of 5000 copies. MoMA 190.

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 52. MANDELSHTAM, Osip (1891-1938).

Tristia. Petersburg and Berlin: Petropolis, 1921. Small 8vo (160

x 120 mm). 80 pp. Decorated wrappers designed by Mstislav

Valeryanovich Dobuzhinsky as well as the publisher’s device.

Condition: . faded ink stamp to rear cover, some chipping to edges.

First edition of the doomed poet’s second book of poems, written

between 1915 and 1922. Although the cover reads 1921, it was

not issued until 1922 as stated on the title page. Mikhail Kuzmin

arranged this collection and not entirely to Mandelshtam’s

satisfaction. Although he had published one other book, Tristia

established Mandeshtam as one of the most important Russian

voices of his generation. He rejected the Bolshevik Revolution

and clashed with the authorties. He carelessly recited in a private

gathering a satirical epigram denouncing Stalin.

It came to the dictator’s attention and the poet was arrested in

1934. While in exile, he tried to commit suicide and was released

in 1937. He was arrested again the following year for “counterrevolutionary”

activities and sent to Gulag Archipelago where he

went mad and starved to death in 1938. His body was thrown

into a common grave. He was not rehabilitated until 1965. He

is revered today as one of the best modern Russian poets and a

martyr to Stalin’s oppression.

$600 - $800

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Lot 53

Lot 53. Manuscript - Staroveri [Old Believers].

[Passion Play]. n.p., n.d. [Siberia, late 19th century]. Manuscript

on paper, in old Russian. 370pp. 168 x 105 mm. Text in 15 lines.

Numerous decorative chapter headers of stylized byzantine

designs. 19th century goatskin over wooden boards, old leather

clasps, red edges. Condition: 2 leaves with outer margins torn with

loss, 2 leaves with small holes affecting text, some dampstaining

to margins with subsequent run of red onto margins, one leather

clasp lacking.

An interesting relic of the Old Russian Church. This is a

manuscript copy of a printed edition of the Passion of Christ, the

manuscript colophon noting the work was printed in Sepralsko,

Siberia. In 1663 when the Russian orthodox and the Greek

church tried to join together, the Russian church split into two

factions. The Staroveri or "old believers" were officially persecuted

and were forced into the wilder parts of Russia and Siberia, and

up to 1905 the state seized and destroyed their religious texts.

Manuscript copies were produced in a clandestine manner and

quietly circulated. The first printed editions of the old texts came

out in the late 19th century.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 54. MARSHAK, Samuil (1887-1964).

Detki v kletki (Kids in Cages). Moscow and Leningrad: Detgiz,

1948. Illustrated by V. V. Lebedev. 8vo (190 x 142 mm). 24 pp.

Colorlithographed wrappers. Condition: wrappers rebacked with

water staining and soiling..


CHILDREN”S LITERATURE, signed and inscribed in ink and dated

February 15, 1949. These famous Russian verses were first

written in 1923 to accompany pictures by the great English animal

illustrator Cecil Aldin. Detki v kletki immediately became one of the

most popular Russian children’s books and has appeared in many

illustrated editions. After Pravda denounced him as a “formalist,”

V. V. Lebedev capitulated to the authorities and adopted a softer,

more conventional style than his earlier Constructivist manner.

Signed copies of Marshak’s children’s books rarely come on the


$800 - $1,000

Lot 55. MARSHAK, Samuil (1887-1964).

Otryad (The Detachment). Moscow and Leningrad: Gosizdat,

1930. 2nd printing. 170 x 130 mm. Color lithographs by Nikolai

Tyrsa. A fine copy.

[With:] VVEDENSKII, Aleksandr Ivanovich (1904-1941).

Oktyabr (October). Moscow and Leningrad: Gosizdat, 1930.

Color lithographs by Svenynko. Condition: upper cover detached

but present. (2)

$600 - $800

Lot 56. MASIUTIN. Vasilii Nikolaevich (1884-1952), illustrator.

Nos [The Nose]. By Nikolai Gogol. Moscow and Berlin: Gelikon,

1922. 4to (220 x 155 mm). Decorated gray wrappers. Condition:

backstrip partially split with chipping to tail with slight loss,


V. Masiutin was a prolific illustrator as well as a master engraver.

He emigrated in the 1920s to Germany where he continued to

contribute to Russian émigré publications.

$500 - $800

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Lot 58

Lot 57. MATORIN, Mikhail Vladimirovich (1901-1976).

Shest Nature-morte [Six Still-lives]. Moscow: printed by the artist,

1921. Suite of 6 wood engravings and linoleum cuts (some in

color), title leaf in red and black. In original decorated folding

portfolio laid loose as issued. Each signed and dated by the artist.

Condition: lightly tanned as usual, minor soiling to covers, short

pen mark to upper cover. The list of prints written in pencil and

signed and dated by the artist. Limitation unknown.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 58. MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir Vladimirovich (1893-1930).

Solntse. Poema [The Sun. A Poem]. Moscow and Petersburg: “Krug,”

1923. 30 pp. 8vo (165 x 122 mm). 8 illustrations by Mikhail

Fedorovich LARIONOV (1881-1964); 7 full page. Original

decorative wrappers by Larionov. Condition: front wrapper

detached but present, occasional chipping to extremities.

FIRST EDITION of Mayakovsky’s canonical poem to contain

Larionov’s illustrations. One of 5000 copies.The poet and the

artist were old friends. Mayakovsky exhibited his own art with

Larionov’s and they both drew propaganda posters in 1914. "You

parasite! There you are wrapped in soft clouds / while I have to

draw my propaganda posters winter and summer."

$700 - $1,000

Lot 59. MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir Vladimirovich (1893-1930).

Oblako v shtanakh (A Cloud in Trousers). Biblioteka “Ogenek,” No.

28. Moscow: “OGENEK,” 1925. 31 pp. 150 x 110 mm.

[With:] MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir Vladimirovich (1893-1930).

Izbrannoe i izbrannogo (Selected from the Selected). Biblioteka

“Ogenek,” No. 191. Moscow: “OGENEK,” 1926. 54 pp. 149 x 111

mm. Photomontage wrappers. Condition: wrappers somewhat

soiled. (2)

$500 - $700

Lot 60. MITROKHIN, Dmitrii Isidorovich (1883-1969).

Pyatnadtsat graviur [15 Etchings]. Leningrad: Soiuz Sovetskikh Khudozhnikov, 1934. Each 120 x 160 mm. Suite of 16 etchings including a

portrait of the artist by Vladimir Mikhailovich Konashevich; and a brochure on Mitrokhin’s art by famed Soviet art critic Mikhail Vasilivich

Dobroklonskii (in Russian and French). Within a labeled green paper portfolio. No. 4 of 100 copies, signed and numbered in pencil by the

artist. Condition: portfolio worn with some splitting of folds.

Mitrokhin was one of the most versatile of the artists associated with Mir Izkusstva [World of Art]. He was a well-known illustrator, a superb

watercolorist and a skilled etcher. Konashevich was also a famous illustrator and a great friend of Mitrokhin’s. This rare complete set of

idyllic scenes of contemporary Soviet life were etched between 1927 and 1933. The influence of Matisse on Mitrokhin is apparent in these

charming, childlike prints.

$8,000 - $12,000

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Lot 63

Lot 61. MOLOTOV, Vyachelav Mikhailovich (1890-1986).

Lenin i partiya za vremya revolutsii [Lenin and the Party during the

Revolution]. Moscow: Krasnaya Nov, 1924. 8vo (220 x 150 mm).

52 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Lettered tan wrappers.

Condition: some soiling and other wear with underscoring in

pencil by previous owner.


TITLE PAGE. A memoir of the father of the Bolshevik Revolution by

one of the most powerful and notorious of Soviet politicians. Born

Vyasilevich Skryabin, he helped Stalin found Pravda and took his

psuedonym from molot or “large hammer” for his revolutionary

activities. When Lenin died, Molotov supported Stalin in his rise

to power. He was one of the engineers of the purges during the

1930s and sent thousands to prison or to their deaths. As Soviet

Foreign Minister, he signed the German-Russian non-aggression

pact of 1939, also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. He

remained in power until 1956 when Khruschev dismissed

him from the Politboro; he was eventually expelled from the

Communist Party.

[With:] Broadside with a quote from Molotov: Kommunistom

moxhno schitat tolko togo...[You can only consider yourself Communist

if...]. 395 x 275 mm. Limited to 100 copies. Condition: partially

rebacked, center fold and frayed at the edges but not affecting the

printed area. (2)

The Communist Party leader calls for his fellow Communists to

fight for their ideas and involve others in the struggle.

$1,200 - $1,500

Lot 62. MONTENEGRO, Robert (illustrator).

Vaslav Nijinsky. London: C.W. Beaumont and Company, [1913?].

Folio (380 x 275 mm). 10 plates in black, white and gold, laid

loose as issued. Introduction by C.W. Beaumont. Housed in

gray paper portfolio printed in back and gold. With duplicate

conjoined letterpress leaf of half title and plate index. Condition:

slight creasing to margins, portfolio age toned with short splits to

backstrip extremities.

$400 - $600

Lot 63. NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1972).

Dar[The Gift]. New York: Chekhov House, 1952. 411 pp. 8vo

(212 x 140 mm). Tan printed wrappers. Condition: spine slightly


First complete edition. Dar was the last novel Nabokov wrote

in Russian. He composed this somewhat autobiographical and

complex work in Berlin between 1935 and 1937 and serialized

it under the pseudonym "Sirin." The fourth chapter purporting

to be the biography of the father of Socialist Realism, Nikolai

Chernyshevski, was censored by the émigré journal Sovremennye

zapiski that published the rest of the story. The 1952 Russian

edition issued by Chekhov House, a branch of the Ford

Foundation's Eastern European Fund, was the first to contain the

entire novel. It did not appear in English until 1963.

$700 - $800

Lot 64. NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1972).

Vesna v fialte i drugie rasskazy [Spring in Fialta and Other Stories].

New York: Chekhov House, 1956. 8vo (270 x 140 mm). 318 pp.

Pink printed wrappers. Condition: short split to head of spine. .

These stories were originally written in Paris and published in

émigré journals in the 1930s but collected here for the first time.

$800 - $1,000

Lot 65. NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977).

Opyty [Experiments]. Vols. I (1953), III (1954) and VIII (1957).

8vo. Various sizes. White printed wrappers designed by A. N.

Pregel. Condition: occasional soiling to covers, vol. VIII with water

staining to upper cover and first few leaves, backstrips rubbed with

some loss to foot of vol. I.

Three volumes of this important Russian émigré journal published

in New York and each containing a contribution by Nabokov.

[With:] NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977) . Vozdushnye puti

[Aerial Ways]. Vol. V (1967). 8vo. White printed wrappers designed

by S. M. Grinberg. Condition: covers slightly thumbsoiled.

One volume of the important Russian émigré journal published

in New York and containing a poem by Nabokov. The writer

himself translated chapters of Lolita into Russian to appear in this

publication. (4)

$600 - $800

Lot 62

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Izvestiya [The News]; Pravda [Truth]; and Vestnik vremennogo

pravitelstva [Bulletin of the Provisional Government]. February

27-March 7, 1917. Condition: marginal creasing usual folds.

Fifteen issues of the three leading Bolshevik newspapers, describing

in detail the early days of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The

most important articles include the siege of the Winter Palace; an

appeal by the State Duma or Senate to Nikolai II to restore order

and establish a new government; the abdication of Nikolai II; the

dissolution of the Duma; the arrest of the number of ministers

(the term vrag naroda or “enemy of the people” appears for the

first time in print); sieges of the state prisons Petropavlovskaya

Krepost and Kresty to release all political prisoners; news from the

Front about World War I; and the formation of a new Provisional

Government, led by the former minister of Justice A. F. Kerensky.

Other reports discuss voluntary donations of valuables in support

of the Revolution and the official declaration by the head of Spaso-

Preobrazhenskii Monastery that the church was behind his parish

and had always supported the people’s cause.

$2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 66 Lot 67



Nachalo [The Beginning ]; Molva [Talk]; Syn Otechestva [The Son of

the Homeland]; Russkaya volya [The Russian Will]; and other titles.

October 27, 1905-December26, 1905; and February 21, 1917 -

October 30, 1917. Various sizes and publishers. Condition: slightly

yellowed, intermittent chips and closed tears, largely to margins.

Forty three newspapers describing the daily events of the

Revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917, some overlapping

dates. There are advertisements from 1905 for the Russian

translation of Das Kapital by Karl Marx and a Mir Iskusstva [World

of Art] exhibition as well as a review of A. N. Radischev’s newly

issued Pyteshestvie iz Peterburga v Moskvy and an article on the

search for the family of Rasputin.

The newspapers of 1917, issued by various political coalitions,

are filled with edicts of economic, political, military and social

reforms issued to the workers and the army by the Vremennoe

Pravitelstvo [Temporary Goverment], the abdication of the Tsar

Nikolai II, edicts and manifestos of the Bolshevik Party, updates of

the military situation of the World War I, arrest of the officers who

defended the Winter Palace, arrest of the Temporary Government

and finally the proclamation of the Bolshevik regime as the official

government of a new Soviet state. Every article in these publications

is a testimony of the dramatic events that changed Russian history.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 68. [PERIODICAL] - ARSTYBUSHEV, Iu. K., editor.

Zritel [The Spectator]. Nos. 22-24 (November 22-December 4,

1905). St. Petersburg: Iu. K. Balyanskii. Each (330 x 230 mm).

Three issues of this short-lived “political-social and satirical

journal” of the Revolution of 1905. With contributions by Fedor

Sologub and Sasha Chorny with “Chepukha” [“Gibberish”]..

[With:] KNOROZOVSKII, I. M., editor. Strely [Arrows]. No. 2

(Nov 5, 1905). St. Petersburg: Snergiya. (322 x 230 mm).

One issue of this “sarcastic and merciless journal.”

[And:] SHEBUEV, Nikolai G., editor. Pulemet[ Machine Gun]. St.

Petersburg: Trud. Each (300 x 345 mm). Condition: intermittent

chipping to edges.

Four issues of this anti-tsarist satirical magazine. The editor

Shebuev was jailed for one year for “insulting his imperial majesty”

through Pulemet. (8)

$1,200 - $1,500

Lot 69

Lot 69. [PERIODICAL] - GRZHEBIN, Zinovii I., editor.

Zhupel [Bugbear]. Nos. 1, 1905 and 3, 1906. St. Petersburg: R.

Golike and A. Vilborg. Each (370 x 280 mm). Condition: wrappers

detached but present, corner creasing.

Two rare issues of the legendary suppressed satirical magazine of

the Russian Revolution of 1905. Many members of Mir Iskusstva

[World of Art] contributed to this controversial journal under the

art direction of Evgenii Lansere. No. 1 contains classic cartoons by

Sergei Chekhonin, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky and Valentin Serov in

response to the blood shed by the tsar’s brutal attack on a peaceful

demonstration on January 5, 1905. Grzhebin supplied a cartoon of

the Russian double eagle when turned over shows the tsar showing

off his bare behind. It also has a poem “Pritcha o chort” [“The

Parable of the Devil”] by Konstantin Balmont. No. 3 contains Ivan

Bilibin’s notorious cartoon of the tsar as an ass that resulted in the

shutdown of Zhrupel and the arrest and imprisonment of the artist.

It also contains drawings by Dobizhinsky and Boris Anisfeld

[With:] MIKLASHEVSKII (Nevedomskii), M. P., editor.

Leshii [The Wood Goblin]. Nos. 1-4, 1906. St. Petersburg: E.

Zarudnayua-Kavos. Each (340 x 255 mm).

Six issues of this “organ of satirical meditation” that too grew out of

the Russian Revolution of 1905. Illustrated with barbed anti-tsarist

cartoons by Valery Carrick and others. (6)

$2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 70. [PERIODICAL] - LEBEDEV. Vladimir Vasilievich

(1891-1967), illustrator.

Novyi Satirikon [The New Satirikon].Nos. 23 ( June 1917); No. 1

( January 1918); and No. 9 (May 1918). Petrograd. N. Satirikon.

(Each 365 x 260 mm). Condition: some tears and chipping, mostly

to margins.

Three issues of the leading satirical magazine of the Russian

Revolution of 1917. It described the hard struggle from tsarist to

socialist state with often caustic humor and lasted from 1914 to

1918. Lebedev emerged from its pages as a major Soviet illustrator

before he turned to designing his celebrated Constructivist

children’s books. Besides Lebedev, Boris Antonovskii, Kasimir

Grus, “Miss” (Anna Vladimirovna Remizova), Aleksei Radakov,

Nikolai Radlov and “Re-Mi” (Nikolai Remizov-Vasiliev) all

supplied barbed political and social cartoons to this popular


[With:] KOGAN, Aleksandr, editor. Solnce Rossii [The Russian

Sun]. No. 386 (28), 1917. Petrograd: Kopeika. (350 x 245 mm).

Condition: some tears and chipping, mostly to margins.

One issue of a society periodical, covering literature and the arts.

This issue is generously illustrated by reproductions of works by

Marc Chagall, Nataliya Voitinskaya-Levidova, Iurii Annenkov,

Vladimir Khodasevich and Nikolai Radlov. There are also

black-and-white photographs taken by Yakov Steinberg, depicting

the reality of the first days after the Revolution of 1917: street

crowds gazing at revolutionary and election posters, guards by the

doors of Lenin’s cabinet in Smolny and the headquarters of the

new revolutionary government. (4)

$1,500 - $2,000

Lot 71. [PERIODICAL] CHUKOVSKY, Kornei (1882-1969),


Signal. November 27 and a special number, 1905; and January 8,

1906. Petersburg: B. Kazachii. Each (335 x 225 mm). Condition:

small chips to lower edge of one issue.

Three issues of a rare satirical magazine edited by the famous

Russian children’s book writer, translator and critic. On returning

from London where he had been a correspondent, Chukovsky

founded Signal in response to the tsar’s crackdown on the

Revolution of 1905. In 1906, the officials closed down the journal

by arresting the editor and released him after six months of

incarceration. He went on to become one of his country’s greatest

translators of English and the author of such children’s classics as

Krokodil [The Crocodile] and Telefon [The Telephone]. He did not

long stay out of trouble: Lenin’s widow Nadezhda Krupskaya

denounced Chukovsky in Pravda as corrupting young Russians

with his popular nonsense verse.

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Lot 70

[With:] SNO, Evgenii, editor. Dyatel [The Woodpecker]. No. 1,

1905. St. Petersburg: Narodnaya polza, 1905. (445 x 340 mm).

One issue of another satirical magazine that rose in response to

the Russian Revolution of 1905. (4)

$1,200 - $1,500

Lot 72. Nicholas II , Emperor of Russia (1868-1916).

Letterpress broadsheet edict. Odessa: E. I. Fesenko , 1913. 460 x

360mm. Condition: 6 small worm holes one affecting letters, paper

lightly browned, margins slightly chipped.

Published to commemorate the 300 years of the reign of the

Romanov Family in Russia, the edict proclaims a nationwide

amnesty for the imprisoned to celebrate the occasion, and

documents the achievements of the Russian Empire in Science ,

the Arts, Agriculture and in Foreign Affairs.

$400 - $600

Lot 73. OSTRUMOVA-LEBEDEVA, Anna Petrovna (1871-1955).

Peterburg. Petersburg: Komitet Populyarizatsii Khudozhestvennykh Izdanii, 1922. Oblong folio (310 x 410 mm). Bound suite of 14

autolithographs including pictorial title and contents pages, all but the title page signed in pencil. Introduction by Alexandre Benois. Lettered

blue wrappers. Condition: book block detached, backstrip perished with tape repair

One of 400 copies. A. P. Ostroumova-Lebedeva studied in Russia with Ilya Repin and worked in the studio of James McNeill Whistler

in Paris. It was while learning watercolor technique with Leon Bakst that she became a member of the Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group.

She never worked in oil due to an allergy, but she became a gifted printmaker and is best remembered for her panoramic studies of St.

Petersburg as in this famous suite of autolithographs. Although it had recently gone through a World War, Revolution and Civil War,

Ostroumova-Lebedeva drew a still magnificent city in these impressive prints.

$8,000 - $12,000

Lot 74. PASTERNAK, Boris Leondovich (1890-1960).

Gruzinskie liriki [Georgian Lyrics]. Moscow: Sovestskii pisatel, 1919. Illustrated by Lado Gudiashvili. 8vo (220 x 157 mm). 140 pp. Title in

red and black. Gilt decorated blue cloth, patterned endpapers. Condition: front hinge cracked, spine faded, waterstain to lower cover.

First edition of translations of Georgian poetry by the great Russian Nobel Prize-winning writer with Nikolai Tikhonov. Stalin, himself a

Georgian, admired this work and that may have protected the poet during the Great Purge. The illustrator was also Georgian.

$500 - $800

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Lot 75. PETRIZKII, Anatolii Galaktionovich, (1895-1964).

Anatol Petritzkii teatralni stroi [Anatol Petritzkii Theater Work]. Text by V. Khmury. Kharkov: Derzhavne Vidanitstvo Ukraini, 1929. With

56 tipped-in color plates. 28 pp. Folio (360 x 260 mm). Silver lettered gray boards with the original Constructivist dust jacket. Condition:

jacket partially restored.

First edition of this elaborate volume in the rare dust jacket. An overview of the development of avant-garde theatre in Ukraine as seen in the

life of the great Ukrainian Constructivist artist Anatol Petritzkii. He progressed from Impressionism to Cubism and finally Constructivism

after moving to Moscow in 1920. Here he worked as a stage decorator and a costume designer in the Moscow Camera Theater. When

Petritzkii returned to Kiev, Georgii Narbut introduced him to the national Ukrainian art of antiquity. He wove traits from Ukrainian baroque

art into his later work.

[With:] LETTER from ANATOL PETRITZKII to his girlfriend, Zhenya Zhitnikova, 1918. Signed with a drawing of the despondent

artist and his girlfriend turning away from him. Matted and Framed. Evidently the young woman has just broken off with the artist as he

expresses disbelief, jealousy, indifference and, in the end, love in a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian.

[And:] Two signed black-and-white studio photographs of A. PETRITZKII, inscribed in ink to Z. Zhitnikova and dated 1918. 80 x 95

mm; 80 x 85 mm. Matted and framed together. These were likely inserted in the letter above. Two of Petritzkki’s paintings can be seen in

the background of one of the portraits.

$15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 76. POE, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) and Dmitrii Isidorovich MITROKHIN (1883-1973), illustrator.

Zolotoi zhuk [The Gold-Bug ].Petersburg: 1922. Small 8vo (170 x 140 mm). 54 pp. Decorated wrappers. Condition: light thumbsoiling to


One of 800 copies. “The Gold-Bug” was the very first story by Edgar Allan Poe to be translated into Russian and was published in a

children’s magazine. This tale of pirate treasure has since become one of his most popular stories among Russians. This modest but elegant

edition was illustrated by an important former member of Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art] group. Unlike many of his colleagues, Mitrokhin

never emigrated. Zolotoi zhuk was beautifully designed by the important typographer V. I. Anisimov.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 77. REMIZOV, Aleksei Mikhailovich (1877-1957).

Elektron. Petersburg: Alkonost, 1919. 12mo (155 x 115 mm). 36 pp (unopened). Decorated green wrappers . Condition: signature

detached from wrapper, covers creased.

First edition. The fantastic and often weird works of this Symbolist poet and artist have long had a cult following in Russia. Despite his

recognition by James Joyce in Paris, relatively little of his work has appeared in English. According to the translator Mirra Ginsberg, “His

language, his perception, his specific mode of feeling and seeing, are utterly alien to English or American experience.”

$400 - $600

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Lot 78. ROZANOVA, Olga (1886-1918) (illustrator.).

Soiuz molodezhi (Union of Youth). No. 3. St. Petersburg: Soiuz molodezhi, March 1913. 11 lithographs by O.Rozanova and Shkolnik.

4to (240 x 228 mm). Decorated purple constriction paper wrappers. Condition: portions to upper margin of title leaf excised, wrappers

somewhat faded and discolored.

One of 1,000 copies. The official publication of the avant garde Futurist artists’ union in St. Petersburg. With contributions by Rozanova,

David Burliuk, Nikolai Burliuk, Elena Guro, Velimir Khlebnikov, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Benedikt Livshits, Mikhail Matiushin, and Eduard


$3,000 - $4,000

Lot 79. ROZHDESTVENSKII, Vsevolod Aleksandrovich (1895-1977).

Zolotoe vereteno [Golden Spindle]. Petersburg: Petropolis, 1921. 60 pp. 4to (175 x 130 mm). Lettered white wrappers. Condition: some

edgewear, tail of backstrip chipped with slight loss.

An early collection by the Acmeist poet. He adapted to Stalinism and wrote verse extolling the virtues of the Five Year Plan.

$500 - $600

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Sadok sudei II [A Trap for Judges II]. St. Petersburg: Zhuravl, 1913. Small square 4to (195 x 165 mm). 112 pp. 15 letterpress illustrations (6

by Elena Guro; 3 by David Burliuk; 2 by Natalia Goncharova; 2 by Mikhail Larionov; and 2 by Vladimir Burliuk). Wallpaper cover with

title mounted on front; all pages printed on pale green paper. Condition: binding split with lower left corner of wallpaper wrappers chipped

and lacking spine.

ONE OF 800 COPIES. An important example of the collaborative work of the early Russian avant-garde. It includes a Futurist manifesto or

“New Principles of Creation,” demanding a new language (called zaum) that abandons grammar, syntax, punctuation and rhythms. The

illustrations by several of the great Russian Futurists too disregard convention in this self-consciously anti-artistic volume.

$5,000 - $8,000


Futuristy “Gileya.” Voltse solntse [The “Hylaea” Futurists. The Wolf Sun]. Moscow: Gileya, 1924. Poems by Velimir Khlebnikov, Vasilii Kamenskii,

Benedict Livshits, David, Vladimir and Nikolai Burliuk, Aleksei Kruchenykh and Vladimir Mayakovsky. With 6 plates by David Burliuk.

8vo (190 x 120 mm). 64 pp (several unopened). Lettered tan wrappers. Condition: signatures detached from backstrip, covers partially torn

with some chipping at backstrip.

This second collection of Futurist poetry is supplemented at the back with a suite of Burliuk’s lithographs “Chetyre zhentsiny” [“Four

Women”], mostly in blue.

$4,000 - $6,000

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Vse v chleny obschestva doloy negramotnost [Everybody to Join the Society Away with Illiteracy]. Bolshevik slogan on banner, 1917. 46cm x 16.8cm

Condition: waterstained. Slogans such as these, along with posters and newspapers, were the main and most effecive means of spreading

visual propaganda of the newly established Bolshevik government. The Soviet state, as a political entity, did not yet exist, the slogans were

the first improvised orders of new government policies: to fight illiteracy, to become members of various political and social committees,

which were formed at the time.

[With:] Vipolnim zavet Ilicha druzhnym frontom na borbu s negramotnostiu [Let’s Obey the Laws of Ilich (Lenin) in United Front to Fight Illiteracy].

Bolshevik slogan on banner, 1917. 49cm x 15.4cm

[And:] Cherez likvidaciu negramotnosti ukrepim smychky goroda s derevnei [Through Liquidation of Illiteracy We Shall Strengthen the Ties between

Town and Village]. Bolshevik slogan on banner, 1917. 49cm x 12.3cm

[And:] Prikaz [An Order]. Broadside for a military order, probably February 28, 1917. 40.9cm x 30.5cm Conditon: folded in fourths,

corners a bit skinned from old mount, small chip with slight loss to left margin not affecting text.

A military order, given by the Chairman of the State Duma, M. V. Rodzyanko, to the officers of Petrograd to register with the Military

Commission of the Provisional Committee of the State Duma, to organize the military and navy arsenal for protection of the capital and

restoration of order. (4)

$1,200 - $1,500

Lot 83. SELVINSKII, Ilya Lvovich (1899-1968).

Rekordy [Records]. Moscow: Uzel, 1926. 4to (182 x 150 mm). Printer’s device designed by Vladimir Favorsky. Labeled black wrappers.

Condition: short splits to backstrip extremities and edges.

One of 700 copies of this influential Jewish writer’s first collection of poems. A leader of the Literary Center of the Constructivists from its

inception in 1924, Selvinskii was a versatle and highly experimental poet who introduced Yiddish into his work and was also one of the first

Soviet authors to write about the Holocaust.

$500 - $800

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Lot 84. SHILLINGOVSKII, Pavel Aleksandrovich (1881-1942).

Peterburg : Ruiny i vozrozhdenie [Petersburg , Ruins and Revivals]. [St. Petersburg]: Poligraficheskii Otdel Akademii Khudozhest, 1923. Each

120 x 175 mm. Suite of 7 mounted wood engravings in decorated folder with an introduction dated May 1923. No. 24 of 500 copies signed

in pencil by the artist. Condition: folder worn and torn but no loss.

This influential Russian painter, teacher and printmaker admired classical engraving as evident in these magnificent prints of 1921. He also

founded the Poligraphic Department at the Leningrad VKhUTEMAS. Many Russian artists led by Alexandre Benois desperately tried to

preserve monuments and architecture of the old regime that had been damaged by the Revolution and then the Civil War. Shillingovskii’s

sweeping panoramas of Petersburg among the ruins and reconstruction after the Bolshevik Revolution may be read ironically either

as lamenting the loss of the past glory of the city of the tsars or as supporting the erection of a new modern industrialized society. The

monumental oppressive scale, devoid of human participation, is reminiscent of the Roman ruins depicted by the Italian Piranesi in his 18th

century etchings.

$6,000 - $8,000

Lot 85. SOKOLOV, Vassili.

Troitskie sialuety [Silhouettes of Troitsk]. Sergei Posad, Moscow: published by the artist, 1918. Complete suite of 12 color autogravures. Each

72 x 90 mm. Tan paper printed portfolio. No. 70 of 200 copies. Condition: portfolio split at center fold.

Graceful modernist studies of the ancient architecture of Troitsk, mostly at twilight.

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 87

Lot 86. SOMOV, Konstantin Andreevich (1869-1939).

Dni nedeli. Les Jours de la semaine [The Days of the Week]. Complete

set of 7 postcards designed by K. A. Somov, issued to benefit the

St. Evgenya Red Cross Society and lithographed in color by N.

Kaduschin, St. Petersburg, 1901. Each 140 x 95 mm. Condition:

unused postcards with minor soiling.

K. A. Somov was one of the most important Russian painters of

the Silver Age. His father was a curator at the Hermitage; and

he studied under Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts

from 1888 to 1897. While there, he became friends with Sergei

Diaghilev, Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois and was a founding

member of the influential Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group in St.

Petersburg. He is best remembered for his stunning portraits and

delicate decorative work. (7)

$600 - $800

Lot 87. STENBERG, Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii

(1900-1933), illustrators.

Kto, chto, kogda v Moskovskom Kamernom Teatre [Who, What and

When at the Kamernyi Theater in Moscow]. Moscow: Mospoligraf,

1924. By Aleksandr Gorin. Illustrated with photocollages by the

Stenberg Brothers. Constructivist decorated wrappers designed

by G. Stenberg. Condition: crude tape repair to verso of front cover,

backstrip chipped with splits at head and foot.

An illustrated survey of the first ten years of the legendary

experimental Russian theater. The Stenberg Brothers are best

known today for their striking Constructvist film posters, but they

first made a repuation for themselves in the theater as avant-garde

set and costume designers at the Kamernyi.

$2,500 - $3,500

Lot 86

Lot 88. [Vilbrekht, Alexander].

[Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire]. Rossiskoi atlas iz soroka tyrekh kart

sostoyashchii I na sorok odna guberniu imperiyu razdelyayuschii. [St Petersburg]:

Geographical Department, 1800. Large oblong folio, 585 x 710mm. Engraved title

printed as a half sheet embellished with a soaring imperial eagle, text and titles in

Russian, engraved list of 42 maps , 43 engraved maps comprising a general map on

three sheets, 42 maps of the provinces each hand-colored in outline (numbered

2- 42A, 42B), each map with a decorative title cartouche incorporating imagery

relevant to the main occupations of the region. Early 20th century checkered-paper

wrappers, cloth spine. Condition: Some light dampstaining affecting lower margins

throughout just into the engraved area, margins of early leaves and outer margins

lightly spotted, maps 14, 16, 18, 19 20 all printed off angle, dampstain at upper

margin centre fold to maps 29-42B with loss of margin to some maps (maps 29-35)

and to map image on maps 36-42B; wrappers chipped and creased.

An Important Atlas of the Russian Empire. From 1745 a series of surveys were carried

out to produce accurate maps of the rich and expanding Russian Imperial Empire.

The first in 1745 was followed in 1792 when Catherine the Great commissioned a

new map of her Empire. On her death in 1796, with various administrative boundary

changes the 1792 Atlas was reissued as here in 1800. A very rare work with no copy

of this issue recorded in ABPC for the last 33 years, and only one copy of the 1792

edition (sold Bonhams New York, December 4 2006 lot 6072 $70,000)

$15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 89. YAKULOV. Georgii Bogdonovich (1884-1928), illustrator, and Anatolii Mariengov (1897-1962), author.

Ruki galstukom[Hands on Ties].[Moscow: Imazhinisty], ca. 1925. (345 x 265 mm). 15 pp. Blue lithographs. Decorated Futurist wrappers.

Condition: edges thumbed, intermittent soiling to covers.

Born in Tiflis, A. Yakulov was a Georgian artist of Armenian origin. He was expelled from the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and

Architecture over a dispute concerning their teaching methods. He also studied in Asia, Italy and Germany and became acquainted with

Sonia Delaunay and Robert Delaunay while in Paris. He exhibited with the Blue Rose group and later published a Futurist manfesto

My i zapad [We and the West] with the avant-garde composer Artur Lurye and the poet Benedikt Lifshits in 1914. But by fusing Cubist

with Furtrist elements in his art, Yakulov never really belonged to any specific artistic group. After the Revolution of 1917, he joined the

Leftist Federation of Painters in Moscow and became associated with Vladimir Tatlin, Aleksandr Rodchenko and other Constructivists.

The hand-lithographed and hand-lettered Ruki galstukom is one of the wildest of all Russian Futurist publications. Yakulov includes an

avant-garde portrait of A. Mariengov in the front of this rare book. Not in MoMA, NYPL, LC or BL.

$2,500 - $3,000

Lot 90. ZAMYATIN, Evgenii Ivanovich (1884-1937).

Uezdnoe. Petrograd: M. V. Popov, 1916. 8vo (210 x 155 mm). 200 pp. Original decorated wrappers designed by Dmitri Mitrokhin bound

in contemporary Soviet binding. Condition: marginal restorations to original front wrapper.

Presentation copy of Zamyatin’s first book to Maxim Gorky, inscribed on the half-title page “in a sign of deep respect, February 22, 1926.”

Although it states Vol.I in the front matter, none other was issued. It seems appropriate that this highly influential writer should present this

satire on peasant life to the great realist Maxim Gorky, who praised the book. In 1919, Gorky recruited Zamyatin to help with his World

Literature Publishing House to put into Russian all of the world’s great books. He also wrote for Gorky’s journal Novaya zhizn [New Life],

including an attack on the Red Terror. He considered Gorky to be “the last hope” for the intelligentsia under Lenin. Eventually finding life

unbearable in Soviet Russia, Zamyatin appealed to Stalin to permit him to emigrate; it was only through Gorky’s intervention that Stalin

granted his request. In 1936, he wrote the screenplay for Jean Renoir’s film of Gorky’s play The Lower Depths starring Jean Gabin.

$8,000 - $12,000

Lot 91. ZOSHCHENKO. Mikhail Mikhailovich (1895-1958) and Nikolai Ernestovich RADLOV (1889-1942).

Veselye proekty [Amusing Projects]. Leningrad : Krasnaya Gazeta, 1928. 30 pp., oblong 4to (180 x 255 mm). Two-color decorated wrappers.

Condition: some staining and discoloration to covers, backstrip extremities with light chipping.

A collection of Rube Goldbergesque devices that poke fun at contemporary Soviet life and bureaucracy. Ukrainian-born Zoshchenko

is considered to be one of the most important satirists of the post-Revolutionary period. He was associated with the Serapion Brothers,

an experimental Soviet literary group, and wrote short, pithy, paradoxical stories. Stalin, however, was not amused; and Zoshchenko was

denounced in the Zhdanov Decree of 1946 and died defeated and in poverty. Radlov was a popular cartoonist, best known for his “picture

stories” in the manner of Wilhelm Busch and Benjamin Rabier. He also illustrated the first Russian translation of The Wizard of Oz in 1939.

Radlov included a caricature of Zoshchenko in his Voobrazhaemiy portrety [Fanciful Portraits] (1933).

$500 - $800

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Lot 92. [PORCELAIN].

Imperial Tea Service-plates and cups A collection of 8 items comprising a blue ground side plate (8 1/4inches; 210mm diameter). A

Sevres-style cup and saucer (restored).Both Imperial Porcelain factory, St Petersburg. Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855)

[With:] a gilt decorated floral cup and saucer. Imperial Porcelain factory. Period of Alexander II (1855-1881) and 3 other gilded and green

edged, foliate decorated plates for a tea service (8)

$1,200 - $1,800

Lot 93. [PORCELAIN].

Grand Peterhof Palace Service. 2 porcelain dinner plates from the service of the Grand Peterhof Palace, by the Imperial Porcelain factory, St.

Petersburg. period of Alexander III (1881-1894).

Shaped circular outline, the white ground painted with blue and gilt feathery scrolls, green marks under bases. 9 æ inches (245mm)


The banquet Service of the Grand Peterhof Palace was intended for ceremonial dinners, with dinner dessert and tea sets. The service was

created for 250 place settings and had over 5,500 pieces, the model for the service being the cabbage leaf motif of a service from Sevres

c.1760. Additions were made by Alexander III in the later 19th century. (2)

$800 - $1,200

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Lot 93

Lot 94. [PORCELAIN].

Service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich. A porcelain plate from the service of the Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich, by the Imperial Porcelain

factory, St Petersburg. Period of Nicholas I (1796-1855).

Circular, center gilt with octofoil strapwork, the border decorated with gilt, green and red foliate ornaments, one with an Imperial

double-headed eagle, another with the monogram of the Grand Duke. Marked under the base with underglace blue factory mark. 9

3/8inches (238mm) diameter.

Made in 1848-1852, the design is based on the work of Feodor Solntsev (1801-1892), who also designed the Kremlin Service. It was

ordered on the occasion of the marriage of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich to Alexandra Iosifovna, Princess of Saxe-Altenburg in


$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 95. [PORCELAIN].

Kornilov Factory. 3 porcelain dessert plates, by the Kornilov Factory, St Petersburg, 1884-1817.

Each circular, with gold rim, decorated with Scenes after Nikolai Karazin, marked under base with printed factory mark and facsimile of

artist's signature, 7 7/8 inches (200mm) diameter.

The scenes include a group of hunters standing over a bear, a sleigh in St Petersburg, and a peasant girl on a horse drinking in a stream, (the

last plate with restorations). (3)

$1,200 - $1,800

Lot 96. No Lot

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Vl. Leonidovich Nurminskii (bariton). Poster for a recital at the Kazanskii Sentor, 1930s. 1,080 x 765 mm. One of 460 copies. Condition: old

ink stamp to upper right, two crude tape repairs to verso at margins, some edgewear mainly to upper fright portion, folds.

An attractive montage of contemporary and old-fashioned type typical of Soviet design at the time.

$1,000 - $1,200

Posters Lots 97 - 103

Lot 97

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56 Posters


120,000. Color lithograph. 1020 x 700 mm. Exhibited at Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Aug 10-Sept 8, 1985.

Rare Soviet Constructivist poster for a film directed by G.I. Chernyak produced at Moscow's Mezhrabpon Studios.

Condition: faint paper restorations to versos.

$8,000 - $10,000

Lot 98


Bud gotov k zaschite [Be Prepared for Defense]. Color lithograph

poster, ca. 1930. 720 x 700 mm. Constructivist propaganda

poster depicting the heroic Soviet industrial worker

struggling against the Western capitalist and fascist threats.

The dynamic angles and painterly treatment of the large

Constructivist figure combine to make this a particularly

striking poster.

$4,000 - $6,000


Zarabotnaya plata [Wages]. No. 26, 1930. 510 x 700 mm.

Color photomontage offset lithograph. Propaganda poster

created during the First Five Year Plan. With six images

arranged along the central axis of the V that includes a hardy

peasant, and pictures intended to further the government’s

goals of industrialization and education/indoctrination.

$2,000 - $3,000

Lot 99

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Istochniki industrializatsii [Industrial Sources]. No. 20, 1930. 520 x

705 mm. Color photomontage offset lithograph. Propaganda

poster produced during the First Five Year Plan.

$2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 102

Lot 102. [ATTRIBUTED TO] - KLIUTSIS, Gustav (1895-1938)

and Valentina KULAGINA (1902-1987).

Proizvoditelnost truda [Labor Production]. No. 27, 1930. 510 x 700 mm.

Color photomontage offset lithograph. Propaganda poster for the

First Five Year Plan.

In addition to their book and poster illustration collaborations, the

two artist's often posed for, and inserted themselves into each others

works, often disguised as shock workers or peasants. Their dynamic

compositions, distortions of scale and space, angled viewpoints

and colliding perspectives make them perpetually modern. Klutsis

represents a particularly ironic tragedy in the Russian avant-garde in

that he was responsible for one of the first and most effective posters

promoting Stalin's aspiration to replace Lenin. For his efforts he was

arrested and shot in 1938, long after Stalin had consolidated his grip

on power.

$2,500 - $3,500

Lot 103. DLUGACH, Mikhail (1893-1985).

Katorga [Hard Labor]. Moscow: Printed by Gosvoenkino, 1930. Color lithograph. 1060 x 720 mm. Soviet

Constructivist film poster. Katorga was a system of penal servitude of the prison farm in Imperial Russia. Ironically, in

1943 the Soviet Union restored "katorga works" as a more severe punishment within the reconstituted Gulag labor

camp system.

$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 104. BASIN, Pyotr Vasilievich (1793-1877).

[The Fall of Rome] c. 1830. Watercolor with graphite on paper (150 x 230 mm).

Upon graduating from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Basin received a ten-year grant to study classical painting and Old Masters

works in Europe. His main artistic achievements were the large-scale paintings of religious scenes above the altar of S. Ekaterina church at

the Academy, considered to be the greatest of the period. From 1837 to 1839, Basin painted over forty mythological and allegorical figures

for the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. He received decorations from St. Vladimir and a commemorative gold medal for his achievements

in restoring the Palace after the fire of 1837. He also created similar masterworks at Kazan Catheral, Isaakiev Cathedral and the Cathedral

of Christ the Savior. An important preliminary study possibly used to decorate Michael Palace in St. Petersburg.

The artist’s works are in permanent collections of St. Petersburg’s Academy of Arts, State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and State

Tretiyakovskaya Gallery. Only a small number of works are in private collections.

$18,000 - $25,000

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Lot 104

Lot 105. KOVALEVSKY, Pavel Osipovich (1843-1903).

Portrait of an Italian man. c. 1860s Oil on canvas (150 x 130 mm). Signed lower right.

Kovalevsky's talent was diverse. A newspaper correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War, he sketched at a great pace. Battle painting was

his passion and being born just thirty years after the Napoleonic War, it's not surprising that even as a child he was fascinated by images of

war. Only a small number of portraits remain displaying his immense talent that capture the subtleties of his subject in a style rivaling that

of the Old Masters.

A rare portrait executed in the 1860s, while Kovalevsky was studying in Italy, having completed his studies at the Academy of Arts.

His works are included in the permanent collections of The Hermitage, the State Russian Museum in St. Peterburg.

$18,000 - $25,000

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Lot 106. FEDOTOV, Pavel Andreevitch (1815-1852).

Portrait of an aunt. [N.d.., c1950s]. Oil on wood. Signed upper left.210 x 130 mm. Unexamined out of frame.

$2,000 - $3,000

Lot 107. AIVAZOVSKY, Ivan Konstantinovich (1817-1900).

Ships on the Coastline. Watercolor on paper (230 x 305 mm). Signed lower left.

Aivazovsky was best known for his seascapes. His skillful use of watercolor to depict the subtle reflections of light on the sea surface gained

him comparison to J. M. W. Turner and Russian painter Sylvester Shchedrin. A student of the St.Petersburg Academy of Arts, he graduated

with a gold medal. Later in life he founded an art school on his estate in Feodosia and began the first archaeological excavations of the

region. His works are included in the State Tretiyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, and The Hermitage.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 108. SHISHKIN, Ivan Ivanovich (1832-1898).

Untitled. Etching, 1873. 110 x 150 mm. Signed and dated in the plate.

Shishkin was a gifted Russian landscape painter, etcher and teacher associated with the Peredvizhniki [Wanderers] artists group.

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 109. KLEVER, Yuly Ulievitch (1850-1924).

Sunset. c. 1910s. Oil on canvas (510 x 760 mm). Signed lower right.

Yuly Ulievitch Klever attended the gymnasium in Dorpat. From 1867, he studied landscape painting under Michail

Klodt at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. He held his first exhibition outside of Russia in 1873; in 1878

he became a member of the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and, in 1881, a professor of landscape painting. He

was known particularly for his exploration of the effects created by the light of the Russian sunsets on the expanses

of the forest.

Klever’s work is in the permanent collections of the State Tretiyakovskaya Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian

Museum in St. Petersburg and private collections in Russia, Germany, England and the US.

$40,000 - $60,000

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Lot 110. KRACHKOVSKY, Iosif Evstafievich (1854-1914).

Forest Path. Oil on canvas (600 x 500 mm). Signed lower right.

Krachkovsky's charming style melds the academic traditions of classical Russian landscape painting with his own

uniquely realistic qualities. Classically educated at St. Petersburg's Academy of Arts, he studied under the tutelage of

legendary Mikhail Konstantinovich Klodt, a founding member of the Peredvizhniki movement. Upon receiving a

four year grant from the Academy to study abroad, he traveled through Europe exploring the scenic landscape and

creating work that was later exhibited at the institute. His first European exhibit soon followed his return to Russia

with shows in Paris and Nice in 1908.

$30,000 - $50,000

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Lot 111. KOROVIN, Konstantin Alekseevitch (1861-1939).

Derevenskii paren [Village Boy]. 375 x 255 mm. Watercolor and ink

with two swatches of color cloth affixed to the picture. Costume

design for Caesare Pugni’s ballet Konek-gorbunok [The Little

Hump-Backed Horse]. Signed and titled. Matted and framed.

Korovin was one of the most admired members of the Mir Isskutva

[World of Art] group. He combined the loose brushwork of the

French Impressionists with a love of Mother Russia as expressed in

the work of his contemporaries Viktor Vasnetsov and Ilya Repin.

He also was a prolific set and costume designer in Russia and

abroad. In 1923 he left for Paris for his health and eventually died

there in 1939. Korovin first designed this ballet of Petr Ershov’s

classic skazka or fairy tale in 1901 and again in 1912, although this

example is likely from the 1920s.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 112. MALYAVIN, Filip (1869-1940).

Head of a peasant woman. 235 x 200 mm. Pastel on paper. Signed.


Maliavin was an exceptional Russian portraitist. He began painting

in an icon shop in the monastery St. Panthaleon of Mount Athos

in Greece. He later studied at the Academy of Arts and entered

Ilya Repin’s studio. The great Russian art collector Pavel Tretyakov

bought one of his early paintings and Maliavin won a gold medal at

the Paris World’s Fair in 1900. Although he produced propaganda

after the Bloshevik victory in 1917, Maliavin settled in Paris with

his family in 1922. Repin’s infuence is apparent in all his work but

especially in Maliavin’s sensitive studies of Russian peasants.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 113

Lot 113. IVANOFF, Serge.

Self-Portrait. 1967. Pen and ink on paper (260 x 270 mm). Signed and dated lower left.

Serge Ivanoff was a graduate of the Higher Arts College of Painting in St. Petersburg. After the Revolution, Ivanoff and his family relocated

to Paris. Here, he published a documentary account of his disillusionment with the Bolshevik regime in the book Hunger in Bolshevik

Russia. Ivanoff later became the curator of Ivan Turgeniev’s library, a center of cultural life for Russian nobility and aristocrats. A skilled

portraitist, he was commissioned by many, most notably Pope Pius XI. Upon emigrating to the US in 1950, Ivanoff continued his portrait

commissions for Eleanor Roosevelt among others.

$1,000 - $2,000

Lot 114. BENOIS, Alexander Nikolaevich (1870-1960).

Landscape (La Sainte Deaume vue de Roquefort. 1929. Watercolor, tempera, and graphite on paper (320 x 480 mm). Signed and dated lower


Benois was a major Russian painter, art critic and historian who influenced modern ballet and the role of stage design. Born into an artistic

and intellectual family, Benois quickly became a prominent figure in the Russian theatre co-founding the art magazine and movement Mir

Iskusstva [World of Art], aimed at promoting the Aesthetic movement and Art Nouveau throughout Russia.

$8,000 - $10,000

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Lot 115. DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav Valeriyanovich (1875-1957).

L’Aristocrate.1952. Watercolor over pencil on paper with gouache and ink (362 x 240 mm). Signed and dated lower right, titled in French

upper right with further inscriptions upper right and left.

Dobuzhinsky was one of the most celebrated of the members of Mir Isskustvo [World of Art] group and designed sets and costumes for

the Ballets Russes, the Moscow Art Theater and other companies. He eventually settled in New York where he worked for the Metropolitan


$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 116. DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav Valeriyanovich (1875-1957).

Headmistress. 1944. Watercolor over pencil on paper with gouache and ink (345 x 250 mm). Signed and dated lower right, titled in English

upper left and right.

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 117. DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav Valeriyanovich


Interior Design. 1930. Pen and ink with graphite and watercolor (230

x 300 mm). Signed and dated lower right.

$2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 118. DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav Valerianovich


Nastenka weeping. 140 x 150 mm. Pencil drawing. Preliminary study

for Fedor Dostoievsky’s short story Beliye Nochi [White Nights]

(1923). Signed with monogram and dated, 1922. Unexamined

out of frame.

The drawings of old St. Petersburg for Beliye Nochi are considered

to be Dubuzhinsky’s most important suite of book illustrations

and among the finest ever done for any work by Dostoievsky. The

published art was finished in austere pen and ink.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 119. BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich (1876-1942).

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Yaroslavna. Gouache, watercolor, ink and graphite. 320 x 210 cm.

Costume design for the princess in Act II of Aleksandr Borodin’s

opera Prince Igor, 1930. Signed, titled and dated. Matted and


Ivan Bilibin was the greatest illustrator of Russian skazki or fairy

tales. He was also a distinguished painter, stage designer and art

teacher of the Silver Age. After studying with Ilya Repin, he joined

Sergei Diaghilev's Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group. Although

he did design some costumes for the Ballets Russes, he is better

known for his contributions to the opera. (Diaghilev thought his

art too stiff for the dance.) His work is noteworthy for its scholarly

preservation of Russian folk art and culture. After the Revolution,

Bilibin defected to the West and settled in Paris in 1925, where he

continued to design for the stage and illustrate children's books.

He eventually returned to Russia in 1936 and died during the

Siege of Leningrad.

$5,000 - $8,000

Lot 120. BELYASHIN, Vasily Vasilievich (1878-1929).

Portrait of Yuly Klever. 1915. Etching (390 x 290 mm). Signed,

dated and titled in the lower margin.

The Russian painter and graphic designer studied in the studios

of College of Art and Sculpture and later at the Surikov Institute

of Art in Moscow under tutelage of Serov, Mate and Repin. After

receiving a grant for further studies abroad from St. Petersburg's

Academy of Arts, Belyashin traveled to Germany and France. In

Paris, he met many young artists whom he would draw inspiration

from later in life. Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova

frequently visited this apartment, at the same time taking drawing

lessons from their host. Belyashin's works were often exhibited in

the halls of the Academy of Arts and shown in group exhibitions

of Artists' Community in 1917 and the Artists' Society of A.

Kyindgi in 1926. Belyashin also worked as an illustrator with

a number of periodicals including Novoe Vremya, Vershini and

Zhurnal zhurnalov.

$1,500 - $2,000

Lot 121. EGOROV, Andrei Afanasievich (1878-1954).

In Slates. c. 1925. Watercolor on paper (320 x 490 mm). Signed

lower right.

The great Russian watercolor and portrait painter studied under

Ilya Repina and Kardovsky at the St. Petersburg Academy of the

Arts. Having lost his hearing in early childhood, Egorov was

acutely receptive to the visual world, drawing incessantly during

these years. After graduating from the Academy, Egorov exhibited

at the Society of Watercolorists and, in 1912, was asked to show in

London with other respected Russian painters of the time. Known

for drawing inspiration from his surroundings, the artist was fond

of the cold winter sun, snowed-in countryside and capturing the

quiet scenes of domestic life.

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 122. VEREISKY, Georgy Semyonovich (1882-1962).

Woman in Yellow. Oil on canvas (650 x 550 mm).

A rare portrait painted as a young student at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Vereisky participated in the first revolution of 1905,

was arrested and fled to Germany. Upon his return to Petrograd, he studied under Dobuzhinsky, Ostroymova-Lebedeva, Kystodiev and

Lansere, a few years later becoming a member of “Mir Iskysstva”. At the same time Vereisky worked with the periodical “Teatr I Iskysstvo”

(“Theater and Art”) where he published his first sketches and theatrical designs. For twenty years Vereisky was a keeper of the Prints and

Engravings department at the Hermitage. Vereisky mainly painted the portraits of his friends and tutors, people of art and intelligentzia:

Alexander Benois, Sergey Prokoviev, Evgeny Lansere, Galina Ulanova, and Evgeny Mavrinsky.

The artists’ works are in permanent collections of State Tretiyakovskaya Gallery in Moscow, State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg,

Museum of Academy of Art in St. Petersburg and private collections in the US, England, Russia and Germany.

$30,000 - $40,000

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Lot 123. BURLIUK, David (1882-1967).

The Horse. [N.d., c. 1950s]. Oil. 280 x 405 mm. Signed lower right.

David Burliuk is known as the Father of Russian Futurism and was one of the most active members of the Russian

avant garde. He remained an artistic iconoclast throughout his long and productive career. He first came to the public's

attention as co-author of the seminal 1912 Futurist manifesto appropriately titled A Slap in the Face of Public Taste,

in keeping with the Futurists provocative disregard for received notions of art and aesthetics. His neo-primitivism

offended the Soviets and much of his early work vanished after the Revolution. He moved to the United States in

1922 and eventually settled on Long Island, New York where he continued to work until his death.

$10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 124. BURLIUK, David (1882-1967).

Diogenes. [N.d.., c1950s]. Oil on wood. Signed upper left.210 x 130 mm. Unexamined out of frame.

$8,000 - $10,000

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Lot 125. BURLIUK, David (1882-1967).

Couple in a Landscape. c. 1959. Oil and resin on board (210 x 175

mm). Signed lower left.

Heavily textured and bold in color, this impasto painting depicts

a couple with their backs to the setting sun. During the 1950s, the

public’s taste began to move toward nonrepresentational and Abstract

Expessionist painting. Burliuk was unfazed by this development and

continued to work in a representational and figurative manner. In

hindsight, the styles were closely connected, informing each other, as

can be seen from this work.

$5,000 - $8,000

Lot 126. LUKOMSKY, Georgy Kreskentevich (1884-1954).

Untitled (Italian colonnade). Mixed media on paper ( 310 x 230 mm).

Signed lower left. Framed.

Graphic artist, critic and historian, Lukomskii studied in the

Architectural School at St. Petersburg’s Academy of Arts. In 1909,

a solo exhibition of his work was held in the editorial offices of the

important art periodical Apollon, and his Italian sketches appeared

alongside the first publication of Aleksandr Blok’s “Verses on Italy”

in Apollon (1910, No. 4). After the February revolution in 1917, he

helped Alexander Benois convert the royal palaces of Tsarskoe Selo

into museums. He emigrated to France in 1924 and continued to

write in the West on Russian culture. His advocacy of the neoclassical

revival in Russian architecture at the beginning of the 20th century is

apparent in this pastel of an Italian collonade.

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 127. NARBUT, Georgy Ivanovich (1886-1920).

Vignette Book Illustration. c. 1920s. Pen and ink on card (90 x 160 mm).

Narbut was one of the most important Ukrainian graphic artists of the early twentieth century. Once Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin’s prize pupil,

he became a distinguished book illustrator in his own right, developing a unique style known as Ukrainian Baroque. He illustrated over 50

books and contributed to many periodicals including Apollon [Apollo], Nashe mynule [Our Past], Zori [Stars] and Sontse truda [The Sun of

Labor]. His work was included in major group exhibitions in Russia, France and Germany and was awarded a gold medal in Leipzig for his

artistic achievements.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 128. GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitrievich


Untitled (Man and woman in a wood). 150 x 130 mm. Ink

drawing, 1908. Signed and dated in sepia ink. Matted

and framed.

Grigoriev was a brilliant social cartoonist who also

exhibited with Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art]. "Line

encloses all the weight of form within its angles and

dispenses with all the immaterial," he explained. "Line

is the creator's swiftest and most immediate method of

expression." His sense of humor and highly expressive

line are already evident in this early brush drawing and

suggest the influence of his friend, the painter Sergei


$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 129. ROZANOVA, Olga Vladimirovna (1886-1918).

Vzorvel (Explodity). Experimental blue hectograph proof for

Vzorvel by Aleksei Kruchenykh and Velemir Khlebnikov. 178 x

110 mm. St. Peterburg: “Euy,” 1913. Unexamined out of frame.

Condition: small crease to upper left corner.

Kruchenykh was the most radical of Russian Futurist poets

and one of the most innovative poets of the twentieth century.

Working directly with his country’s great avant-garde artists, he

redefined the very nature of the printed book. Written in zaum,

Kruchenykh’s invented transrational language, the text of Vzorval

is a combination of lithographed sheets and pages rubber stamped

by the poet himself. The first edition was issued in Spring 1913,

the second the following Fall with some rubber-stamped texts

dropped or replaced by others. This was the first with Rozanova’s

cover; she and Kruchenykh were married in 1912. Due to the

complexity of the book’s composition, it seems unlikely that the

stated edition of 450 copies was ever achieved. Few examples

survive of this text that by itself announced a signal event in the

expansion of poetic and linguistic possibilities of expression.

MoMA 55; Hellyer 25.

$4,000 - $6,000

Lot 130. LEBEDEV.

Lot 129

Iskusstvo v massy [Art for the Masses]. Vladmir Vasilevich

(1891-1967), illustrator.

Nos. 7-8 (November-December 1929. (305 x 215 mm). 48 pp.

Lettered white wrappers designed by M. Roslov with a picture

by V. V. Lebedev on the back. Condition: backstrip perished,

signatures loose, covers creased at corners.

One double issue of the art journal published by the Association

of Revolutionary Artists (AKhR), who were dedicated to

“the reflection of daily life in art.” This proletariat organization

denounced the “Formalism” of the Russian avant-garde as the result

of “unhealthy thinking.” Still it included its share of Mir Isskustva

[World of Art] artists (Kustodiev, Laneere, Petrov-Vodkin) as

well as Modernists (Grigoriev, Maliutin). It held exhibitions,

issued postcards of members’ work and established a publishing

program that included Iskusstvo v massi from 1929 to 1930 in only

20 issues. The organization was disbanded in 1932 and reemerged

as the Union of Artists. The Lebedev picture on the back wrapper

comes from his celebrated collection of ROSTA posters Russian

Placards, 1917-1922 (1923).

$600 - $800

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Lot 131. LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich (1891-1967).

Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with ink, graphite and pochoir (240

x 160 mm).

Noted for his work as a poster designer and illustrator, Vladimir

Lebedev studied under Titov, Rubo and Bernstein at the artists'

studios in St. Petersburg. Lebedev gained his fame for the

exceptional illustrations in the children's books of Samuil Marshak,

his lifelong friend, and also contributed to such periodicals as

Galchonok, Satirikon, Chizh and Ezh.

In 1918 Lebedev joined the avant-garde art movement and

began to work with seminal artists including Malevich, Puni,

Mayakovsky, Cheremnykh, Punin and Tatlin. Having joined the

"Four Arts" group in 1920, he later became director of children's

book publisher Detgiz.

Lebedev's witty sense of humor is fully seen in this series of

comic drawings of contemporary Soviet society: factory workers,

musicians, NEPmen, bureaucrats and drunkards. The drawings are

uniform in format, and were undoubtedly intended as illustrations

for a picture book. Stylistically, they are reminiscent of some of

Lebedev's best known publications, such as his Russian Placards of

1923 and the light-hearted Circus of 1925.

Provenance: from the estate of Dora Bernstein, the artist’s widow

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Lot 132. LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich (1891-1967).

Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with ink, graphite and pochoir (240

x 160 mm).

Provenance: from the estate of Dora Bernstein, the artist’s widow

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 133. LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich (1891-1967).

Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with ink, graphite and pochoir (240

x 160 mm).

Provenance: from the estate of Dora Bernstein, the artist’s widow

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 134. LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich (1891-1967).

Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with ink, graphite and pochoir (240

x 160 mm).

Provenance: from the estate of Dora Bernstein, the artist’s widow

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 135. LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich (1891-1967).

Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with ink, graphite and pochoir (240

x 160 mm).

Provenance: from the estate of Dora Bernstein, the artist’s widow

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 136. LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich (1891-1967).

Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with ink, graphite and pochoir (240

x 160 mm).

Provenance: from the estate of Dora Bernstein, the artist’s widow

$3,000 - $5,000

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir and ink on paper (345

x 250 mm).

During the paper shortage of the 1920s, Russian artists were forced

to produce their work on any scraps at hand. Lebedev and his

avant-garde illustrators at the Detgiz publishing house produced

their substantial output often on the reverse of bookplates and

folding maps. This drive to create was essential for a thriving

movement during wartime Russia and is manifested in these

stunning Cubist abstractions

$2,000 - $3,000

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir and ink on paper (345

x 250 mm).

$2,000 - $3,000

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir and ink on paper (345

x 250 mm).

$2,000 - $3,000

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir and ink on paper (345

x 250 mm).

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir and ink on paper (345 x

250 mm).

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir on paper (345 x 250


$2,000 - $3,000

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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir on paper (345 x 250


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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil pastel with pochoir on paper (345 x 250


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Untitled. c. 1920s. Oil on board (320 x 310 mm).

An exquisite example of Russian Cubism in the style inspired by Vladimir Lebedov. Layered, muted colors are found along the surface,

deconstructing the figures in a flurry of bold artistic expression.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 146. RUDAKOV, Konstantin Ivanovich (1891-1949).

Study for a series of Courtesan drawings c. 1920s. Graphite with ink and oil pastel (220 x 295 mm).

Konstantin Ivanovich Rudakov was born to an artist and stage decorator for the Marinsky Theater. He attended the studio classes of B.M.

Kustodiev, E.E. Lansere, and M.V. Dobuzhinsky and, in 1913, entered the Higher Art College, an institution affiliated with the Academy of

Arts in St. Petersburg, under the direction of Professor D.N. Kardovsky.

In 1928-1932, Rudakov produced a series of watercolors, lithographs and monotypes entitled Nepmen. Concurrently, Rudakov produced

a collection of watercolors under the title Zapad [The West] inspired by the works of French impressionists. Using a variety of techniques,

Rudakov favored mixed media, watercolors and gouache. His portraits, lyrical in mood, are thoughtful and vivid representations of human

individuality. Rudakov was also a prolific book illustrator for authors including Zola, de Maupassant, Chekhov, Tolstoy and Pushkin.

$500 - $800

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Lot 147. RUDAKOV, Konstantin Ivanovich (1891-1949).

Seated woman. c. 1920s. Watercolor with ink and oil pastel on paper

(290 x 195 mm).

$500 - $800

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Lot 148. RUDAKOV, Konstantin Ivanovich (1891-1949).

Society couple. c. 1920s. Watercolor with ink and oil pastel (290 x

195 mm).

Produced during the Russian paper shortage of the 1920s, these

drawings are examples from the period when artists were forced

to use the backs of maps and book pages.

$500 - $800

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Lot 149. RUDAKOV, Konstantin Ivanovich (1891-1949).

Study for a drawing. c. 1920s. Watercolor with ink and oil pastel (290

x 195 mm).

$500 - $800

Lot 150. KOZLINSKY, Vladimir Ivanovich (1891-1967).

Portnoy. c. 1920s. Watercolor with graphite on paper (190 x 210


[With:] Lady in Black. c. 1920s. Watercolor with ink and graphite (120

x 60 mm).

The satirical graphic art of Vladimir Kozlinsky is only one side of the

complex and multi-faceted talent of the artist. Tutored by Dobuzhinsky

and Bakst, Kozlinsky traveled to Europe studying the works of German

and French Old Masters, and later was admitted into the St. Petersburg

Academy of Arts. After meeting Mayakovsky in 1918, Kozlinsky

became involved in the political art of post-revolutionary Russia,

creating caricatures for Petrogradskaya pravda and street banners. In

the 1920-30s, Kozlinsky illustrated an abundant amount of satirical

periodicals including Projektor, Bich, Buzoter, Chudak, Smekhach and


Kozlinsky also created stage decorations and costume designs for

over thirty plays at Moscow and Leningrad theaters. His five volume

work Russian Costume: 1750 - 1917 has been recently re-published,

together with his other research work Artist and Theater.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 151. KOZLINSKY, Vladimir Ivanovich (1891-1967).

Man With a Cigarette. Watercolor on paper (200 x 160 mm). A small

sketch on verso.

$1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 152. KOZLINSKY, Vladimir Ivanovich (1891-1967).

Kabare. c. 1920s. Ink with graphite on paper (130 x 195 mm).

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 153. KOZLINSKY, Vladimir Ivanovich (1891-1967).

Kino. c. 1920s. Ink with graphite on paper (130 x 195 mm)

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 154. KOZLINSKY, Vladimir Ivanovich (1891-1967).

Hotel Moskva. c. 1920s. Brush and ink on paper (160 x 200


Produced during the Russian paper shortage of the 1920s.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 155. ZDANEVICH, Kirill Mikhailovich (1892-1969).

Dukhan. Design for cover or title page for a 41° publication with self-portrait. Black pen and pencil. 175 x 240 mm.

Signed and dated 1921. Provenance: Konstantin Stementov, husband of Lila Costakis; Johanna Ricards, Nuremberg.

Unexamined out of frame. Condition: short crease to extreme upper right corner, small restoration to lower left corner

not affecting image.

In 1919, Zdanevich, along with fellow artists Lado Gudiashvili, and David Kakabadze, were residents of Tiflis, the

still-independent capital of Georgia (although the latter two left for Paris in October of that year). Tiflis had become

a bohemian center and maintained a café culture similar to St. Petersburg and Moscow. They were soon joined by

the painters Sorin, Shukhaev, and Sudeikin. By 1921, Georgia had become part of the Trans-Caucasian Federation of

Soviet Republics. Kirill and his brother Ilya were both Cubo-Futurist painters and important figures in the Georgian


$10,000 - $15,000

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Girl in a Park. 1924, 19.5cm x 17.7cm. Watercolor. Signed and dated

lower right. Unexamined out of frame.

The great painter-watercolorist, Milashevsky was born in Tiflis

(Tbilisi). He studied drawing at the studios of A. Grot and E.

Shteinberg, and later in architecture classes of the Academy of Arts

in St. Petersburg under the tutelage of T. Bruni, and A. Makovsky. He

also studied alongside G. Vereisky and Boris Grigoriev, and was one

of the organizers of the artistic group “13”. At this time, Milashevsky

came under the influence of Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] and

began working in graphic art and illustrations. Milashevky created

illustrations for over 50 publications, including works by Pushkin,

Krylov, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Gofman, Flober, and Dickens.

His works are in the permanent collections of the State Russian

Museum in St. Petersburg, State Tretiyakov Gallery in Moscow,

Anna Akhmatova Museum in St. Petersburg, History Museum in

Moscow, Aivazovsky Gallery in Feodisia and private collections in

Russia, England and the US.

$800 - $1,000

Lot 157. BRUNI, Tatiana Georgievna (1902-2001).

Skomorokh Boy. 1975. Acrylic and graphite on paper (440 x 320

mm). Initialled lower right. Inscribed “Potekha” upper right.

Costume design for the “Poteka” movement of the dance


Bruni created delightful ballet costumes for many productions at

the Mariinsky Theather in St. Petersburg and Bolshoy in Moscow.

After studying drawing and portraiture under Braz, Radlov, Belyaev

and Petrov-Vodkin at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, her

first theatrical project was stage decorations for Prokofiev’s ballet

“Mimoletnosti” (“Fleeting Moments”) in 1923. Soviet theater was

actively seeking innovative ways to revolutionize the production

of plays and dances. Bruni’s Cubist inspired costume designs were

praised during this time of theartical flux. In 1998, she was included

in the Milan exhibition called “From Malevich to Bruni”. Bruni’s

works were exhibited at 13 solo exhibitions in Moscow, Paris, New

York, Washington, and St. Petersburg.

$3,000 - $4,000

Lot 158. BRUNI, Tatiana Georgievna (1902-2001).

Skomorokh Girl. 1975. Acrylic and graphite on paper (440 x 320 mm).

Initialled lower right. Inscribed “Potekha” upper right.

Costume design for the “Poteka” movement of the dance


$3,000 - $4,000

Lot 159. BRUNI, Tatiana Georgievna (1902-2001).

Harlequin. 1975. Acrylic and graphite on paper (440 x 320 mm).

Initialled and dated lower right.

Costume design for the Harlequin character in the 1910 ballet

“Karnaval” directed by Mikhail Fokin.

$3,000 - $4,000

Lot 160. BRUNI, Tatiana Georgievna (1902-2001).

Columbine. 1975. Acrylic and graphite on paper (440 x 320 mm).

Initialled lower right.

Costume design for the Columbine character from the 1910 ballet

“Karnaval” directed by Mikhail Fokin.

$3,000 - $4,000

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Lot 161. BRUNI, Tatiana Georgievna (1902-2001).

Cinderella. [1945]. Mixed media on paper (225 x 150 mm). Signed

on verso.

Bruni created ballet costumes for ballets at the Mariinsky Theater

in St. Petersburg. This is a costume design for the 1945 ballet

“Cinderella” by Prokofiev.

$1,000 - $1,200

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Lot 162. GOROHOVETZ, Anatol (1902-1980).

Still life. Oil on board (510 x 410 mm). Signed lower right.

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During the Russian Civil War, Gorokhovetz was jolted from his

studies at the Kharkov Academy of Arts by the death of his father,

who had starved to death in the Ukrainian famine. Driven by

revenge, Gorokhovetz joined the White Army, the anti-Bolshevik

faction. After their defeat, he returned to the Academy to develop

his artwork further. Although he was influenced by Great

Russian landscape painters, Gorohovetz was undoubtedly a

lover of modernism. He emigrated to the US after WWII where

he continued to create picturesque landscapes until his death

in 1980. That same year he was memorialized in an exhibition

organized at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York. Great

emigrant artists Yury Bobritzky, Sergei Golebakh, Anrei Dorogan,

Nikolai Nikolenko, and Aleksei Shliper were among some of his

close friends to commemorate his work.

$3,000 - $4,000

Lot 163. GOROHOVETZ, Anatol (1902-1980).

Autumn Countryside. Oil on canvas (360 x 500 mm). Signed

lower left.

$3,000 - $4,000

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Lot 164. GOROHOVETZ, Anatol (1902-1980).

Pussy Willows. Oil on panel (300 x 400 mm). Signed lower left.

$2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 165. GOROKHOVA, Maria Alexeeevna (1903-1991).

Village Landscape. c. 1940s. Oil in canvas (395 x 500 mm). Signed lower right.

An astute graphic artist and an accomplished stage designer, Gorokhova's artistic achievements were far reaching.

Her formal artistic education was received at the studios of M. Avilov and A. Rylov. After graduation, she continued

her studies at the drawing studios of V. Levitansky where she received a title of artist and illustrator of printed and

graphic art. Gorokhova worked with number of periodicals of the time and created illustrations for children's books at

Detgiz where she had been invited by Vladimir Lebedev. Her oil paintings, created in the late 1940s and early 1950s,

demonstrate a mature and confident nature as an artist, addressing complexities of human nature in the landscapes

and portraits she produced.

$6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 166. GOROKHOVA, Maria Alexeeevna (1903-1991).

Portrait of a Girl. Oil on linen (500 x 400 mm). Signed and titled on verso.

Gorokhova was the wife of artist Lev Aleksandrovich Yudin and student and colleague of Malevich, both of whom

she met at the Central House of Workers of Arts in St. Petersburg.

$6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 167. FITTINGOFF, Georgy Petrovich (1905-1975).

Gossip. c. 1950s. Crayon on paper (380 x 260 mm). Stamped in

the lower right margin.

A talented graphic artist and illustrator, Fittingoff was a descendant

of the noble family of Vestfaliya from an ancient kingdom in

North-West Germany. The first mention of the family is recorded

in 1230 when one branch of the family moved to Livoniya,

present Lathvia. In blockaded Leningrad, Fittingoff worked as

an illustrator for patriotic periodicals. His style is full of natural

grace and softness of line. The artists' works are in the permanent

collections of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and

private collections in Russia and the US.

$600 - $800

Lot 168. FITTINGOFF, Georgy Petrovich (1905-1975).

A Difference of Opinion. c. 1950s. Charcoal on paper (360 x 270

mm). Stamped lower right.

$500 - $800

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Lot 169. FITTINGOFF, Georgy Petrovich (1905-1975).

Grocery List. 1956. Charcoal on paper (360 x 280 mm). Stamped

and dated lower right.

$500 - $800

Lot 170. FITTINGOFF, Georgy Petrovich (1905-1975).

Woman Wearing A Hat. c. 1930s. Crayon on paper (350 x 220

mm). Stamped lower right. A portrait of a man in crayon appears

on verso.

$800 - $1,000

Lot 171. FITTINGOFF, Georgy Petrovich (1905-1975).

Two Women. 1973. Charcoal with crayon and acrylic on paper

(460 x 340 mm). Stamped lower right.

$800 - $1,000

Lot 172. FITTINGOFF, Georgy Petrovich (1905-1975).

In Krasnoe. [1965]. Oil with pastel on paper (470 x 330 mm).

Stamped lower right.

[With:] Study for In Krasnoe. 1965. Crayon on paper (430 x 310

mm). Stamped and dated lower right.

$1,200 - $1,500

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Lot 173. TAMBI, Vladimir.

Seascape. c. 1930s. Watercolor on paper (215 x 150 mm).

Growing up in the time of industrial revolution, Vladimir Tambi

was interested in all technological innovations, as well as collecting

newspaper clippings and periodicals. After four years of studies

at St.Petersburg's Academy of Arts, he left finding school too

conventional. His talent as a graphic artist was noticed by Vladimir

Lebedev, who was in charge of the art department at Detgiz.

During his time at Detgiz, Tambi illustrated and wrote over 50

books with colorful drawings captivating children's imagination,

speaking to them in a text that was unpretentious and effortless.

During Leningrad's blockade, Tambi worked with the artistic

group Boevoi karandash [Fighting Pencil] creating anti-fascist

posters and later joined the army to fight in Estonia.

His favorite subject was always the sea. Serene and fluid, these

drawings from the 1930s display his modernist flair for treating a

seascape. Barely visible figures man docks and ships in a dreamy

haze of brushstrokes on these drawings that were undoubtedly

painted from life.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 174. TAMBI, Vladimir.

Seascape. c. 1930s. Watercolor on paper (230 x 155 mm). Signed

lower right. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

$1,000 - $1,500

Lot 175. SLOBODKINA, Esphyr (1908-2002).

Untitled (Still Life with Fruit, Flower Vase, and Cigarettes). Oil on paper, 1969. 605 x 465 mm. Signed and dated. Matted and framed. Provenance:

Esphyr Slobodkina Foundation.

Esphyr Slobodkina was a seamstress, an abstract painter, a sculptor and a children’s book illustrator, best known for her classic picture book

Caps for Sale (1940). Born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, she and her family moved to Harbin, Manchuria after the Russian Revolution in 1917.

Here she studied art and architecture and emigrated to the United States in 1929. In 1936, she helped found with her first husband, the

painter Ilya Bolotowsky, the American Abstract Artists (AAA) to foster American appreciation of abstract art.

At first there was great resistance to this work, but Slobodkina is slowly being recognized as an important abstract painter. Her art is now

in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of

Fine Art, the Smithsonian,the Corcoran Gallery, the Whitney, the Heckscher Museum Art and other institutions. Her home in Glen Head,

Long Island, New York is now a museum run by the Esphyr Slobodkina Foundation.

$8,000 - $12,000

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Lot 176. SLOBODKINA, Esphyr (1908-2002).

Tamara’s Mother’s Day. Oil on gessoed board, 1992. 680 x 550 mm. Signed and dated. Framed. Provenance: Esphyr

Slobodkina Foundation.

Tamara referred to in this picture was Slobodkina’s sister.

$8,000 - $12,000

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Lot 177. SLOBODKINA, Esphyr (1908-2002).

Tzarevna. Large hand-made fabric doll, c. 1950.

The renowned abstract painter, children’s book illustrator

and textile designer was a skilled seamstress and drew

on Russian folklore traditions in creating this one of a

kind fashion doll. She wears the traditional Russian folk

costume of a tzarevna (princess), consisting of a white

shirt with lace trimmed sleaves, worn underneath a

sarafan, an elegant outer-garment. Her beautiful dress is

embellished with strasses, river pearls, and hand-made

lace. The head-piece, kokoshnik, too is embroidered with

river pearls and strasses, with an attached veil. She wears

red leather shoes. The doll’s arms and head are movable

and her eyes are painted.

$500 - $800

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Lot 178. SITNIKOV, Vasilii Yakovlevitch (1915-1987).

Monastaries in Winter. c. 1970s. Oil on canvas (910 x 600 mm). Signed and titled on verso. c. 1970s. Oil on canvas (910 x 600 mm). Signed

and titled on verso.

Vasily Sitnikov's place in the post-war Soviet Nonconformist canon is well established throughout Russia and the world. He was

institutionalized by Soviet authorities and placed in a mental hospital in the 1940s, barely escaping execution in Kazan. After his release,

Sitnikov’s paintings reflected his rejuvenated lust for life, celebrating humanism and beauty in all its forms. Some of his favorite subjects

were Russian monasteries with their cool blue cupolas and solid white walls seen in this painting. He emigrated to Austria in 1975 and then

to the US. According to Sitnikov, “I had about thirty or forty reasons to immigrate, but the main hope was to prove myself…To see if I could

compete with the masters of Europe and America.” In 2002 he was the subject of the documentary film “VASYA”.

$20,000 - $30,000

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Lot 179. STIL, Leonid Mihailovich (1921-1999).

Zima (Winter). c. 1940s Oil on board (400 x 500 mm). Signed lower right. Signed and titled on verso.

Demonstrating the Social Realism style acquired at the Krakow Academy of Arts, this scene of winter isolation

provides a glimpse into the unforgiving climate of Mother Russia experienced by Stil after the Second World War.

Heavy snowfall and muddy skies press against the sanctuary of two farm cottages with only the scrapings of bare,

windswept trees breaking the silence of the season. A few small puddles lie in the foreground denoting the impatient

longing for a spring renewal.

$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 180. ANDRUSCHENKO, Timofei

Winter Morning. 1953. Oil on linen (550 x 780 mm). Signed and

dated lower right. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Inspired by the provincial life of post-war Russia, Andruschenko

gives us an optimistic view after a hard winter past. Crisp skies and

lengthening shadows signal a morning of renewal as the rooster

calls for the world to start once again. A model of Social Realism,

the artist's variety of brushstrokes and application of oil capture

the richness of the first thaw.

$4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 181. SVESHNIKOV, Boris Petrovich (1927-1998).

On an Autumn Day. 1967. Watercolor on paper (580 x 820 mm).

Signed and dated on verso.

One of the most respected and venerated figures of "unofficial

art" of the 1950s-1980s, Svenshniov, was arrested as a student for

"anti-Soviet propaganda" and spent eight years in a labor camp. After

surviving the horrors of camp life, Svenshniov made compelling

works described as "tragic surrealism" combining images of

misery and agony with the vibrant whimsy of a Klimt landscape.

This watercolor is a lighthearted example of Svenshinov's unique

style. An isolated figure floats against a fence surrounded by a

swirl of trees in a dreamscape of domestic nostalgia, blurring the

boundaries between the real and the remembered.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 182. KRYNSKY, Anatoly ( b. 1937).

After-Party. 1985. Oil on canvas (420 x 300 mm). Signed and dated lower right.

Anatoly Krynsky was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and was tutored by Vasily Yermilov, the Russian Constructivist, and Alexander Arkhipenko

at the Kharkov Institute of Fine Arts. After moving to Moscow, Krynsky worked as an illustrator for the Association for Print and News

(APN) and “Molodaya Gvardiya” publishing house. Krynsky was selected to design the Russian pavilions for the World Exhibition EXPO

’70 in Japan and EXPO ’74 in Washington. Living a “semi-legal” existence, a customary reality for many Soviet artists of the time, helped

shape Krynsky’s artistic character. His exhibitions were suppressed and his works confiscated by the KGB, but eventually Krynsky became

a key figure in the non-conformist movement in Russia working with the likes of Boris Shteiberg, Vasily Sitnikov, Valery Vorobiev, Anatoly

Zverev, Ilya Kabakov, and poet Mikhail Grobman.

$12,000 - $18,000

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Lot 183. KRYNSKY, Anatoly.

Central Park/Alley. 1997. Oil on canvas (970 x 1170 mm). Signed and dated lower right.

After three years of being otkazniki (those who were refused permission to emigrate) Krynsky and his family left for the US in 1976. This

painting (as well as the following) is an example of one of the large canvases he executed as part of his Central Park series. The artist has had

many solo and group exhibitions around the world and his works are in private collections in Russia, Ukraine, France, Japan and the US.

$12,000 - $18,000

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Lot 184. KRYNSKY, Anatoly.

Central Park/Autumn Dusk. 1986. Oil on canvas (790 x 1020 mm). Signed and dated lower right.

$15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 185. KRYNSKY, Anatoly.

Centaurs. 1996. Oil on canvas (750 x 1260 mm). Signed and dated lower right.

$20,000 - $30,000

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Lot 185

Lot 186. ZASLAVSKY, Anatoly (b. 1939).

The Sixth Day. 2000. Acrylic on wood (1120 x 660 mm). Initialed upper left. Titled on verso.

A graduate of the Mukhina Art Academy in Leningrad he is featured in the permanent collections of the State

Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, State Museum of Russian Art in Kiev, Museum of Art in Khabarovsk and private

collections in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Israel, South Korea and the US.

$10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 187. KALININ, Vyacheslav Vasilievitch (b. 1939).

The Queen of Hearts. Etching (160 x 120 mm). Signed in lower

right margin.

After graduating the notorious Abramtcev College of Art,

Kalinin was influenced by the graphic work of Durer and

Brubel. His friendship with Oskar Rabin, helped to influence

the Nonconformist movement that emerged from the Soviet

Union after the Stalinist repressions following World War II. The

Intelligentsia, or creative class, would wait in line for hours to

attend the underground exhibitions featuring Kalinin and such

contemporaries as Vladimir Nemyhin, Otari Kandaurov, Igor

Kamanev, Dmitry Pavlinsky, Alexsander Kharitonov and Dmitry


The heroes of Kalinin's drawings are often curious iconoclasts, very

much like the artist himself. Here we see a provocative Queen of

Hearts in a pose reminiscent of Botticelli's Venus contrasting the

original's modesty.

$3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 188. SHEMYAKIN, Mikhail (b. 1943).

Color Metamorphosis. 1981. Watercolor with colored pencil and

pastel (350 x 260 mm). Signed and dated upper left.

In 1957 Soviet Russia, Shemyakin, then only 14 years old, was

expelled from Repin’s Institute of Art; not for misbehavior, but for

carrying a copy of Matthias Grunewald’s painting “Crucifixion”

into class. An instructor had reported the boy to the KGB and the

school was forced to remove him and the painting under suspicion

of moral corruption of his classmates. Shemyakin was forced into

a psychiatric clinic, where he spent three years becoming “cured”

of his views. Unfazed by the treatment, the artist continued his

artistic development, forming the Petersburg Art Group, an

experimental, open minded forum, with some fellow employees

at The Hermitage.

In 1964 his group organized an exhibition of their own including

works by Valery Kravchenko, Vladimir Uflyand, Vladimir

Ovchinnikov and Oleg Lyagachev. The show opened on 30th

of March and closed on the 1st of April, the director of The

Hermitage was released of his duties and all participating artists

fired from their posts.

$3,000 - $5,000

Lot 190. BAKHAREV, Valery Mikhailovich (b. 1947).

Lot 189

Autumn Wind. 1988. Oil on board (500 x 800). Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Lot 189. SHEMYAKIN, Mikhail (b. 1943).

Blue Metamorphosis. Watercolor and ink on paper (240

x 220 mm).

$2,000 - $3,000

Bakharev is one of the prominent Russian nonconformist painters. Reminiscent of Larionov and Goncharova, his works combine elements

of Fauvism and Expressionism. After perestroika, Bakharev had many opponents to his work. Even with an impressive solo exhibition

record across Russia, he was still targeted with threatening letters and phone calls culminating in the burning of his studio and the loss of

a large number of his paintings and sculptures. Valery Bakharev’s works are in the permanent collections of the Ivanovo and Kostroma

museums in Moscow and private collections throughout the world.

$3,000 - $4,000

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Lot 191. ZINSHTEIN, Aron (b. 1947).

People Looking at the Sea. 2002. Oil on canvas (800 x 960 mm). Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Aron Zinshtein is a graduate of St. Petersburg's Mukhina Art Academy and has exhibited at more than thirty solo and

twenty five group exhibitions in Russia, Europe and the US. Influenced by the German and Russian Expressionists,

his paintings transport the viewer to a playful, theatrical world of child-like imagination while retaining the raw

expression of his predecessors. His works are in permanent collections of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg,

Dostoevsky Museum in St. Petersburg, Russian National Library in St. Petersburg, Kiev Museum of Russian Art,

Bristol Museum and private collections in Russia, Germany, US, France, US, Italy, Japan and Israel.

$7,000 - $10,000

Lot 191

Lot 192. KHIDIKEL, Mark (b. 1947).

Porcelain Design. 2000. Graphite on paper (610 x 915 mm). Signed

and dated lower right.

A well known post-suprematist architect, Khidekel is also skilled

in the applied arts, notably porcelain design. These prospective

drawings for a tea set showcase his talent for crossing the two

disciplines. His father was Lazar Khidekel, a colleague of Malevich

in Vitebsk. Khidekel has shown at Leonard Hutton Galleries

in New York alongside Larionov, Malevich, Henry Moore, and


$1,500 - $2,000

Lot 192

Lot 193

Lot 193. KHIDIKEL, Mark b. (1947).

Porcelain Design. 1998. Graphite on paper (610 x 915 mm). Signed

and dated lower right.

$1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 194. MAKAREVICH, Andrei (b.1953).

Femme 1. 2000. Brush and ink on handmade paper (760 x 530

mm). Signed and dated lower right.

Makarevich is a Soviet and Russian poet, composer, writer,

artist-graphic, producer and the leader of the legendary rock

band “Mashina Vremeni” (Time Machine). In 1969, together

with a few of his classmates, Makarevich formed the rock

band “Mashina Vremeni” (Time Machine). After high school,

Makarevich attended the Moscow University of Architecture

but, in 1974, was expelled for his passion for rock music. A few

years later, Makarevich reentered the university program and

graduated with a diploma in graphic arts.

By Makarevich’s own admission, he is an artist first and

a musician second. Makarevich has had over thirty solo

exhibitions in respected venues like the State Tretiyakovskaya

Gallery in Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, New York, Riga

and Italy. These works are part of Makarevich’s exhibition “Fifty

Women of Andrei Makarevich” which took place at the Manezh

Exhibition Hall in Moscow in 2003. Works from this artist are in

the permanent collection of the Museum of Russian Art, New

Jersey and private collections in Russia, England and the US.

$4,000 - $5,000

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Lot 194

Lot 195. MAKAREVICH, Andrei (b.1953).

Lot 195

Femme 3.c. 2000. Monotype (610 x 410 mm). Signed lower right.

$4,000 - $5,000

Lot 196. MAKAREVICH, Andrei (b.1953).

Femme 4. c. 2000. Monotype (550 x 500 mm). Signed lower right.

$4,000 - $5,000

Lot 196

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Lot 197. MAKAREVICH, Andrei (b.1953).

Fish. c. 2000. Monotype (500 x 700 mm). Signed lower right.

$4,000 - $5,000

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Lot 197

Lot 198. SHAGIN, Dmitry (Mit’ki) (b.1957).

Pushkin- Mityok. 2007. Silkscreen with watercolor on wove paper (290 x 205 mm). Signed in pencil, titled in ink on verso. Signed, dated and

inscribed ‘With love, to my friend Margo from Mit’ki- Hooray!’ on the reverse of the mount.

One of the fathers of the "Mit'ki" movement, Shagin drew his stylistic inspiration from the French modernists, namely Marc Chagall,

introduced to him by his father. After being rejected by "Myha", Leningrad’s Higher Art School named after V.I. Mukhina, he, like many

other artists and unrecognized intellectuals suppressed by the Soviet Regime, began his "career" as a technician for the city's boiler rooms

or "kotel'nie".

At one of these "kotel'nie" belonging to a ship-repair plant, Shagin became familiar with the ports and the sailors that he later depicted in his

work. The striped vests worn by the sailors, or "tel'nyashka", became emblematic for the "Mit'ki" movement, symbolizing the hardships of its

founders. One of Shagin’s paintings, which was exhibited in Pompidou Centre in Paris, bears the stamp “Received from KGB archives”.

His work belongs to the permanent collection of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburgh, the City Museum of St. Petersburgh, Novosibirsk

Museum, private collections in Russia, France, Germany, UK, Israel and US.

$3,000 - $5,000


Lot 198

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Author/Keyword Lot Number Author/Keyword Lot Number

ABRAMOV, Solomon Abramovich, editor 1




ARONSON, Boris 2

BABEL, Isaak Emmanuilovich 3

BAKHAREV, Valery 190

BAKST, Leon 4

BALIEFF, Nikita 5

BASIN, Pyotr Vasilievich 104




BELENSON, Aleksandr 9

BELYASHIN, Vasily Vasilievich 120

BENOIT, Aleksander 114

BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich 119

BILIBIN, Ivan Yakolovich 10,11,12

BLOK, Aleksandr 13-15

BRIK, Osip Maksimovich 16

BRODSKY, Josef 17

BRUNI, Tatiana Georgievna 157-161

BURLIUK, David 123-125


CHALIAPIN, Feodor 19

CHEKHONIN, Sergei 20

CHEKHOV, Anton 21-22

DLUGLACH, Mikhail 103

DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav 116

DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav 117

DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav 115-118

DOBUZHINSKY, Mstislav Valeryanovich 23

EFROS, Abram 24-25

EGOROV, Andrei Afanasievich 121


FAVORSKY, Vladimir 27-29

FEDOTOV, Pavel Andreevitch 106

FITTINGOFF, Georgy 167-172



GOROHOVETZ, Anatol 162-164

GOROKHOVA, Maria Alexeeevna 165-166

GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitievich 31-32

GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitrievich 128

GUMILEV, Nikolai Stepanovich 33-35

IUDOVIN, Solomon Borisovich 36-37

IUON, Konstantin Fedorovich 38

IVANOFF, Serge 113

KALININ, Vyacheslav Vasilievitch 187

KHIDIKEL, Mark 192-193

KHIGER, Efim Yakolevich 39-41

KHVOSTENKO, Aleksei 42

KLEVER, Yuri Ulievitch 109

KOLESNIKOV, Sergei Mikhailovich 43

KOROVIN, Konstantin Alekseevitch 111

KOVALEVSKY, Pavel Osipovich 105

KOZLINSKY, Vladimir Ivanovich 150-154


KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei Eliseevich 44

KRYNSKY, Anatoly 182-185

KUSTODIEV, Boris Mikhailovich 45

KUZMIN, Mikhail Alekseevich 46-49


LEBEDEV, Vladimir Vasilievich 130-136


LUKOMSKII, Georgii Kreskentevich 126

LUNACHARSKY, Anatolii 51

MAKAREVICH, Andrei 194-197

MALYAVIN, Filip 112


Manuscript - Staroveri [Old Believers] 53

MARSHAK, Samuil 54-55

MASIUTIN, Vasilii 56

MATORIN, Mikhail Vladimirovich 57

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir Vladimirovich 58-59


MITROKHIN, Dmitrii Isidorovich 60

MOLOTOV, Vyachelav Mikhailovich 61


NABOKOV, Vladimir 63-65

NARBUT, Georgy Ivanovich 127


NEWSPAPERS - ARSTYBUSHEV, Iu. K., editor 68-71

Nicholas II , Emperor of Russia 72


PASTERNAK, Boris Leondovich 74


Author/Keyword Lot Number Author/Keyword Lot Number

PETRIZKII, Anatolii Galaktionovich, 75

POE, Edgar Allan 76


REMIZOV, Aleksei Mikhailovich 77


ROZANOVA, Olga 129


RUDAKOV, Konstantin 146-149




SELVINSKII, Ilya Lvovich 83

SHAGIN, Dmitry (Mit'ki) 198

SHEMYAKIN, Mikhail 188-189


SHISHKIN, Ivan Ivanovich 108

SITNIKOV, Vasilii Yakovlevitch 178

SLOBODKINA, Esphyr 155-177

SOKOLOV, Vassili 85

SOMOV, Konstantin Andreevich 86


STENBERG Brothers 87



TAMBI, Vladimir 173-174

VEREISKY, Georgy Semenovitch 122

Vil'brekht, Alexander 88

YAKULOV, Georgii 89

ZAMYATIN, Evgenii Ivanovich 90

ZASLAVSKY, Anatoly 186

ZDANEVICH, Kiril 155


ZOSHCHENKO, Mikhail 91


Author/Keyword Lot Number Author/Keyword Lot Number

PETRIZKII, Anatolii Galaktionovich, 75

POE, Edgar Allan 76


REMIZOV, Aleksei Mikhailovich 77


ROZANOVA, Olga 129


RUDAKOV, Konstantin 146-149




SELVINSKII, Ilya Lvovich 83

SHAGIN, Dmitry (Mit'ki) 198

SHEMYAKIN, Mikhail 188-189


SHISHKIN, Ivan Ivanovich 108

SITNIKOV, Vasilii Yakovlevitch 178

SLOBODKINA, Esphyr 155-177

SOKOLOV, Vassili 85

SOMOV, Konstantin Andreevich 86


STENBERG Brothers 87



TAMBI, Vladimir 173-174

VEREISKY, Georgy Semenovitch 122

Vil'brekht, Alexander 88

YAKULOV, Georgii 89

ZAMYATIN, Evgenii Ivanovich 90

ZASLAVSKY, Anatoly 186

ZDANEVICH, Kiril 155


ZOSHCHENKO, Mikhail 91


Author/Keyword Lot Number Author/Keyword Lot Number

PETRIZKII, Anatolii Galaktionovich, 75

POE, Edgar Allan 76


REMIZOV, Aleksei Mikhailovich 77


ROZANOVA, Olga 129


RUDAKOV, Konstantin 146-149




SELVINSKII, Ilya Lvovich 83

SHAGIN, Dmitry (Mit'ki) 198

SHEMYAKIN, Mikhail 188-189


SHISHKIN, Ivan Ivanovich 108

SITNIKOV, Vasilii Yakovlevitch 178

SLOBODKINA, Esphyr 155-177

SOKOLOV, Vassili 85

SOMOV, Konstantin Andreevich 86


STENBERG Brothers 87



TAMBI, Vladimir 173-174

VEREISKY, Georgy Semenovitch 122

Vil'brekht, Alexander 88

YAKULOV, Georgii 89

ZAMYATIN, Evgenii Ivanovich 90

ZASLAVSKY, Anatoly 186

ZDANEVICH, Kiril 155


ZOSHCHENKO, Mikhail 91

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