Lot 3203. STANISLAW ZUKOWSKI (Zhukovsky?)
Landscape by the lake
Signed and indistinct dated. Oil on canvas, 70 x 105 cm.
Purchased by Maria Dirina and her husband the Swedish businessman Gösta Hellman (the grandparents of the present owners) in the Soviet Union in the late 1920s. The Dirins were landowners who lived near Kharkov. Shortly after the revolution Maria Dirina met and fell in love with the Swedish Businessman Gösta Hellman. Her younger sister Olga, however, was suffering from tuberculosis, so Hellman married her and brought her to Stockholm for treatment. He then immediately divorced her, and returned to Russia to marry the woman he loved, Maria. He was working for SKF (a large Swedish company with business interests in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kharkov) and together the couple formed this collection of paintings, bringing them first to Helsinki and then finally to Stockholm when they settled there after the end of the Second World War.
Estimate 150 000-200 000 SEK
15 400-20 500 €. Stockholms Auktionswerk. 06/08/17