Tag Archives: Russian art

From Russia with Love: A History of Russian Art in Skinner’s January Auction

Skinner’s January 27 Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction has almost 30 works by Russian and Ukrainian artists from the mid-19th through the 20th centuries. The works, featuring many differing styles and schools, include landscape, still life, portraits, and costume design.

Among the most significant and earliest of the artists is Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900), the leading figure of Russian Romanticism and master of marine painting and coastal scenes.… Read More

Bountiful and Beautiful: Skinner’s January Fine Art Auctions Feature Fresh-to-Market Works

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-session auction on Friday, January 27 in its Boston gallery.  Fine Prints & Photographs starts at 12PM, followed by  Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. Previews will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 12 to 5PM; Thursday, January 26, 12 to 8PM; and Friday, January 27, 9 to 10AM.

Robin S. R. Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art, notes that in addition to a broad selection of pre-20th-century material, the auction offers an especially robust quantity of modern and contemporary work in all categories.… Read More

An Evening of Russian Culture | January 25 | Boston

Across the Chasm of Foreignness: Art from the Russian and Soviet Empires in the West



Anna Winestein, a historian of Russian visual culture, will speak about the international reception of art and artists from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union in the last 150 years. The lecture will be illustrated with select artworks from Skinner’s January 27 Fine Paintings and Sculpture auction, supplemented with images of artworks in American and European collections.… Read More

A Celebration of Russian Culture

This autumn season is turning out to be about all things Russian. In September, Skinner auctioned The Robert Bunting Dance Collection, which included period artifacts from the golden age of the Ballet Russes. A costume design by Léon Bakst for the marchioness in The Sleeping Beauty sold for $66,000 and Pavel Tchelitchew’s Group of Dancers in a Scene from L’Errante brought $26,400.

As Russian culture was being celebrated at Skinner, I was honored when Kent dur Russell, director of the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, invited me to attend the Salomé Ball in Boston on November 16, 2013.… Read More

Auction to Feature The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia
Faberge Gilded Silver and Enamel Napkin Rings

The April 6, 2013 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston features the Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia along with fine silver, ceramics, and bronze, marble and alabaster sculpture.

"Treasures of the Romanovs" A Lecture by Scott Ruby

Skinner is pleased to present Scott Ruby, Associate Curator of Russian and Eastern European Art at Hillwood Museum, for a lecture on decorative arts from the cultural Golden and Silver Ages of Imperial Russia.

A Look Back at Russia’s Last Royal Family
Russian Royal Family Aboard the Standart

The violent end of Russia’s last royal family fascinates collectors, historians, and those who simply love a compelling story. The last Romanov Tsar, Nicholas II, was executed along with his family in the summer of 1918 after months of imprisonment. The tragedy and historic impact of these events makes antiques and artifacts relating to the Romanovs all the more sought-after by collectors.