SERGEY VINOGRADOV(1869–1938) Birch trees on a sunny day
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signed ‘Serge Vinogradoff’ (lower right) oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm Provenance: Private Collection Formerly from Ziedonis Liger’s Collection, Latvia Ziedonis Ligers (1917–2001) was a Latvian ethnographer, lawyer and art historian. He first moved to Germany, where he received a degree in criminal law and after the WWII he moved to France. Liger’s hobby was art. In his youth he painted himself and was known to many notable Latvian artists. In France, in his house, he created a large collection of paintings by Latvian artists. Ligers was also the owner of an extensive and valuable library.