Dance in Izba

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Dance in Izba Watercolour on paper 25.1 x 36 cm inscribed in French'«Danse dans une Izba aquarelle de Ivan Mikhailovitch Tankov (1739-1799) qui fut un des meilleurs parmi les maîtres de l’école russe de peinture à traiter des sujets (illisible) sur la (illisible) Alexandre Benois’ and its Russian translation, unsigned (on the reverse) executed in the second half of XVIII c ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALEXANDER BENOIS showing celebrations with music and dances in a Russian izba (peasant’s house). In Tankov’s oeuvre we nd many paintings showing everyday life and festivities of Russian peasants in the best traditions of Romanticism. Tankov (1739 - 1799) having studied under Matvey Puchinov and Antonio Giambattista Peresinotti at the Chancellery of Construction (1756–69) was awarded the title of academician in 1785 for his painting depicting life in a Russian village. Provenance: Alexander Benois (manuscript notes and signature on reverse). 25.1 x 36 cм