Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10:00AM EDT - Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:00AM EDT
Winter Scene with Stream
oil on canvas
20.5 x 25 in. (sight)
During the early 1930s, Russian artist Ivan Choultsé's work began to achieve some widespread fame. In 1932, John Levy Gallery in NY held an exhibition of the artist's work. In addition, a group of Choultsé's "snow paintings" were shown at Closson's Gallery in Cincinnati, OH the same year. This work was purportedly bought in Chicago in 1931 and gifted to Mrs. Adelaide Edwards-Farny, who coincidentally was a descendant of the famous Henry Farny (1847-1916), master landscape painter of the American West.
Provenance: A wedding gift to Adelaide (Edwards-Farny) and Andrew H. Withrow in 1932By descent in the family
The canvas was relined. There are a few areas of in-painting scattered throughout the landscape, about 10 total. Most are less than an inch long, but there is one area, located between the lower left corner and the lower center, where the in-painting stretches for about 2.5 inches. A few of the retouches are visible even without the UV light. There is a line of wear along the bottom edge due to the rabbet, and a circle of towards the lower right corner, contained thanks to the relining process.