Lot 1128. Villevalde, Bogdan Pavlovic. Troika with a sleigh in the deep snow

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Auction date:14.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 1128Villevalde, Bogdan Pavlovic. Troika with a sleigh in the deep snow
Napoleonic soldiers returning from Russia. Oil on canvas. 41.5 x 60cm. Cyrillic signed and dated lower right: B. Villevalde / 1891. Frame.
Rear:
On the canvas old sticky notes with the French information to display.

Provenance:
- Auction Sotheby's, London, 01.12.2009, Lot 313;
- Private Collection, Rhineland.

The Russian history painter Bogdan Pavlovich Villevalde studied from 1838 to 1842 at the St. Petersburg Academy of arts. His monumental works were devoted mainly to scenes of the recent Russian history.
The one presented here, highly dramatic Scene shows a deep snow-covered landscape, a smattering of military wagons, the contractions in high snow and on the edge of an icy pond threatens to break in. The uniforms of the retreat of Napoleon's troops in the Winter of 1812/13 close.
Bogdan Villevalde, who was of German descent, and also as Gottfried forest will is known, died in 1903 in Dresden.

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