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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3010B Boston
May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962) Two Studies for The Mystical Images of War : Angels and Aeroplanes

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962)

Two Studies for The Mystical Images of War: Angels and Aeroplanes and The Woman on the Beast
Both monogrammed in Cyrillic l.r.
Ink on paper, 10 x 7 7/8 in. (25.6 x 20.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Pale staining and toning, minor handling creases.

Provenance: Purchaed by the current owner from the estate of Prince Darius Tale Yar Khan, 1989; collection of Jon P. Dorsey.

N.B. War: Mystical Images of War was one of the last projects that Natalia Goncharova completed before leaving Russia for Switzerland in 1914. In response to the outbreak of World War I, the artist created a portfolio of lithographs in which she combined the solemn gravity of traditional Russian icons with the dynamism of contemporary Futurist painting to express the horrors of war.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Darius Tale Yar, Jon P. Dorsey, Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova