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May 31, 2020 12:00PMCalender

David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967) Windmill at Rotterdam

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3390B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2020 12:00PM


David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967)

Windmill at Rotterdam
Signed, dated, and inscribed "BURLIUK./1955/ROTTERDAM HOLLAND/OOSPLEIN" along the lower edge.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 7/8 in. (45.7 x 37.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Horizontal abrasion (no paint loss sustained) measuring approximately 1 inch with partial puncture l.c.

N.B. The Burliuk Committee has kindly confirmed that this work will appear in the forthcoming Burliuk catalogue raisonné.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

The damage is located midway on the right side of the lower portion of the windmill. It appears as a horizontal indentation, with a line of horizontal craquelure, and with a break to the canvas fibers on the reverse.

Also on the reverse there is a tiny area of missing canvas. It is not a puncture. It seems to correspond to an tiny area left unpainted in the sky just to the right of the windmill's balcony.

The work might benefit from cleaning.

Framed dimensions are 27 x 24 x 1-1/2 inches.

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David Davidovich Burliuk, Netherlands, Rotterdam