PYOTR KELIN (1874-1946) New Jerusalem, 1918

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Signed and inscribed in Cyrillic and dated ‘P Kelin 1918 Novy Jerusalim’ (lower right) oil on board 43 x 50 cm Provenance : The Antonín Hrabe Collection, Moscow and Slany Sotheby’s London, Russian Pictures, 27.11.2018, lot 47 Private collection, Europe Literature: V.Fiala, Russkaya zhivopis' v sobraniyakh Chekhoslovakii, Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1974, p.82, no.133 listed Аntonin Hrabe, a Czech entrepreneur, lived in Russia at the end of the 19th century and owned an art materials shop and factory in Moscow and a commercial art gallery. He became acquainted with many artists, such as Vasily Polenov, Isaak Levitan and Dmitry Marten, whose works he acquired. Following the October Revolution of 1917, Hrabe and his wife left Moscow for their hometown of Slany, taking most of their collection with them. Paintings from their collection were exhibited at the Topicuv Salon in 1920.