A Soviet propaganda textile,
early 20th century, Ivanovo, Russia, centred with Vladimir Lenin within a figural processional band, decorated with foliate scrolls and further Communist leaders Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Kalinin and Joseph Stalin, whose image has been added later in place of Leon Trotsky, with Cyrillic presentation inscription from the State Vladimir-Alexandrovsky Trust pf Cotton Factories to the ‘Delegates of the 1st All-Union Teacher’s Congress Moscow 12th January 1925’ on outer borders,
76 x 85cm, framed and glazed
Provenance: Iconastas, Piccadilly Arcade, St James's, London, W1.
Similar examples can be found in the Ivanovo State Museum of History and Local Lore of D G Burylin, Russia.
Совесткий пропагандистский текстильний предмет
Начало XX в., Иваново, Россия
Владимир Ленин в центре фигуральной процессионной полоски, украшенной лиственными свитками, и другие коммунистические риководители: Карл Маркс, Фридрих Енгельс, Михаил Калинин и Иосиф Сталин, чей образ добавили позже вместо Леона Тротского, с надписью Государственного Владимиро-Александровского Треста хлопчатобумажных фабрик: «Делегатам 1го Всесоюзного Учительского Съезда Москва 12го Января 1925 года» на наружных границах, обрамленный и покрытый глазурью
76 х 85см
Похожие примеры находятся в Ивановском государственном историко-краеведческом музее имени Д.Г. Бурылина
Происхождение: Иконастас, Аркада Пикадилли, Сент-Джеймс, Лондон, W1
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Auction: ICONASTAS: Fine Russian Art & Antiques from the Renowned London Gallery, Wed, 1st Dec 2021
We are delighted to be able to welcome you to our latest sale, held as part of Russian Art Week: Autumn 2021.
The Piccadilly Arcade gallery was established by Chris Martin-Zakheim and John Gaze in 1974, specialising in Russian icons, works of art, and antiquities, until it closed its doors in 2018, having cemented a reputation as one of the industry’s leading specialists.
This sale, which is the first of several auctions of Iconastas stock, includes icons dating from the 14th to 20th centuries, soviet porcelain, works of art and propaganda, and also features icons from the personal collection of the late Chris Martin-Zakheim, whose premature passing after a brain-tumour diagnosis prompted the gallery’s closure.
Particular highlights of this sale are two icons formerly in the collection of George Hann (1890-1979), a pioneer of American aviation who assembled one of the world’s finest private collections, previously sold in a landmark auction at Christie’s after his death. He acquired many pieces directly from the Russian State in the 1930s, when the Soviet government sold a great number of artworks from the nation’s important collections. The two icons bear labels and inventory numbers for the State Tretyakov Gallery.
We are grateful to Nathalie Farman-Farma of the design studio Décors Barbares, who has kindly provided a selection of Russian, Central Asian and Eastern-inspired textiles, which have been used throughout the catalogue to highlight and accentuate the colours and motifs of the artworks, proving also that works of such distinguished heritage can be blended seamlessly into a modern decorative setting.
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