Dmitry Mikhailovich Krasnopevtsev (Russian, 1925-1995)
Metaphysical Still Life with Broken Tree and Hanging Bell
Initialed and dated "K-81" l.r., identified on a Russian Union of Artists sales certificate/label affixed to the reverse.
Oil on textured pressed paperboard, 17 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. (44.7 x 37.1 cm), unframed.
Condition: Surface loss and damage to l.l. corner, possible retouch to the background, surface imperfection to l.r. corner, scattered dents, surface grime.
Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in Moscow at the Russian Union of Artists gallery.
The damage to the l.l. corner is triangular, reaching about 1 inch high along the left side and 3/4 inch wide along the bottom edge, as measured from the corner. At this area, there is surface loss, some lifting of the surface on the recto, and a small break to the back of the board, as if the work had been dropped on that corner.
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