|Title:||painting by Natalia Goncharova|
|Description:||Painting, gouashe on paper|
|Origin:||Family of collector Alexey Hishnjakow.|
|Provenance:||Collection of Alexey Hishnjakow, Russian aristocrat , popular politic in France and Germany in 1930-40’s. During WWII moved to South America.|
|Appraised By:||Erin Nieto|
|Appraiser Comments:||July 27, 2007
Item: 13 1/4" x 10 3/8" watercolor and gouache on paper, depicting scene of two women harvesting apples, signed lower right "N. Goncharova (Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova, RUSSIAN, 1881-1962). Goncharova is a highly listed avant garde artist, costume designer, and member of the renowned Blue Rider group. A large oil painting (35 x 48.6 in) depicting similar subject matter, "Picking Apples", sold at Christie's last month for nearly ten millions dollars, a record for Goncharova, as well as a world record for a Russian painting. This certainly serves to boost interest in both Goncharova's work, and perhaps especially those pieces that bear some similarity in subject matter, as she was previously much better known for her early abstract pieces and costume designs.
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Erin Nieto, member, ISA
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