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Olga Alexandrovna: A Russian soldier playing the balaleika. Signed Olga. Watercolour on paper laid on paper. Sheet size 16×12 cm.

Description

A Russian soldier playing the balaleika. Signed Olga. Watercolour on paper laid on paper. Sheet size 16×12 cm.

Provenance: The Danish seller's stepmother's parents, Arne Hammer and his Russian-born wife, Tatiana Konstantinova Hammer, née Martinson. Arne Hammer worked for the Great Northern Telegraph Company and travelled often to Russia in the 1920s. In Irkutsk, he met Tatiana, whom he married and moved to Denmark. Tatiana Hammer belonged to the Russian circles in Copenhagen and received this watercolour directly from Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrova, when she lived here in exile.

This lot is subject to Artist's Royalty.
Condition

Examined in frame. Some foxing. The paper has turned slightly brown.

Auction

Russian theme, 5 December 2019

Category

Old prints & drawings

Artist

Olga Alexandrovna (b. Peterhof near St. Petersburg 1882, d. Toronto 1960, Grand Duchess of Russia)

Estimate

4,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

4,200 kr.

7 bids

When Bidder Bid
910259 4,200 kr.
815164 (Auto bid) 4,000 kr.
910259 3,800 kr.
815164 3,200 kr.
910259 (Auto bid) 3,000 kr.
815164 2,900 kr.
910259 2,000 kr.