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NATHAN ALTMAN
ORIGINAL ART
НАТАН АЛЬТМАН

Portrait of N. E. Dobychina (Fishman) (1884-1950). Charcoal on paper, signed and dated 1921 lower right. 17x13” Exhibited: “Faces of Russia”, February 2007, West Palm Beach International Art Fair, USA (illustrated on page 28 of the catalog). Bibliography: “A Time to Gather… Russian Art From Foreign Private collections”, State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Palace Editions,2008, illustrated on p.23.Another earlier portrait of N. E. Dobychina by Altman is illustrated in B. Arvatov “Nathan Altman” Petropolis 194, p. 24 ill 12 Also compare with her portrait by A. Golovin illustrated in Russian Jewish Artists, The Jewish Museum NY,1996, p. 50, ill. 10. In original Tuscan or Bolognese seventeenth century carved and gilded frame with plain sight, centered raking gadrooned raised outer edge, running from centers to corners, scrolling acanthus central plate with pronounced leaf centers, and stylized leaf back edge (Provenance for the frame: lot 63, Estate of Eugene Bernald, Doyle at Home, 11.03.2004, New York; compare: lot 37 Christie’s Fine Picture Frames South Kensington 29.11.1990 4-6.000GBP; Bonhams Fine Frames, 8/12/04, lot 119)

Portrait of an old Jew (Uncle of the artist). Oil/canvas, signed l.r. in Cyrillic. 86 x 74 cm 34x 30”. Bibliography : ­ Mark Etkind, Nathan Altman, editions d'Art, Dresden, 1984, p. 32; Mark Etkind, Nathan Altman, editions Les peintres soviets, Moscow, 1971, pl. 29; ALTMAN Nathan. B. Arvatov. Berlin, 1923. Exhibited: “Faces of Russia”, February 2007, West Palm Beach International Art Fair, USA (illustrated on page 28 of the catalog). In original Tuscan-Emilian sixteenth century hand-carved and gilded frame with an all over foliate carving and scroll design inset with beaded motif and a carved twist border. COA by Dr. Anthony Parton is available on request)

Draft of a poster for Culture League exhibition in Moscow March-April 1922 (with participation of N. Altman, M. Chagall and D. Shterenberg; Culture League was a famous cultural and political association of Jewish artists of the 1920-s – 30-s in Russia and Ukraine). Indian ink on paper, signed with initials and dated (19)22 low left; inscribed with a critical comment addressing revolutionary events in Russia on the left margin. On the reverse: a cubistic scene of two nude figures with a title in Aramaic(?). 4x8 inches. Bibliography: Nathan Altman. Text by Mark Etkind. VEB Verlag der Kunst Dresden, 1984 (a final version of the poster is illustrated on page 178; a similar cubistic drawing is illustrated on page 78) Provenance: estate of Alexander Leonidovich Pasternak (brother of the poet Boris Pasternak) – was put into the book that Nathan Altman presented to Alexander Pasternak in 1966

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