Lot 40Natan Isaevich Altman
STILL LIFE WITH BOTTLE, KNIFE AND PEAR, 1919
Signed in Cyrillic and dated 19 (lr)
Oil on canvas
25 9/16 x 17 3/4 inches (64.8 x 45 cm.)
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jean Chauvelin dated October 10, 2002
Sold for $57,000
Four to five areas of repair visible on verso with corresponding inpainting on recto. Inpainting/retouching/restoration in a few scattered small spots in the white area on the left. In the red area there is retouching/inpainting approx. 3 inches to the left of the base of the bottle neck, approx. 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch. Also in the red area, a few small scattered spots (linear total approx. 2 inches near top). In the green area on the right side are two areas corresponding to repairs on verso, most likely repaired tears. One of these is near the table (total area, approximately 2 sq. inches). Second, at upper edge (across from bottle neck). Tear appears to be approx. 5 inches long, extending to edge with surrounding re-working, totaling approx. 4 inches. Inpainting scattered in the area below the table, including a small repair (size of a dime) in the table base and a line approx. 4 inches long, horizontal on either side of the white cloth.