Henryk Siemiradzki (1843 – 1902)

Henryk Siemiradzki. Christ at the Home of Mary and Martha (replika)

Zgodnie z opisem katalogowym, jest to replika obrazu Henryka Siemiradzkiego stanowiącego własność Russian Museum w Petersburgu. Replika ta została sprzedana dwa lata temu w Dorotheum za 27,800 euro, https://polishartcorner.com/2019/10/10/henryk-siemiradzki-1843-1902-26/. Przypuszczam, że obecny właściciel łudził się, że mogła to być autorka replika i można będzie dobrze na niej zarobić. Tak się nie stało, eksperci z Rosji nie chca przyłożyć swojej pieczątki i trzeba odzyskać pieniądze. Jak wykazalo Dorotheum, replika ta pochodzi z XIX wieku

Lot 2168. Henryk Siemiradzki, studio of. Christ at the Home of Mary and Martha. Oil on canvas (relined). 68.5 x 104 cm. Inscribed lower left: H. Siemiradszki. Pinx. A.D.MDCCCLXXXVI/Roma.
As Olga Sugrobova-Roth has noted in communication with the previous owner, this painting is a studio replica of a well-known composition by Henryk Siemiradzki, the prime version of which is now housed in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Henryk Siemiradzki was one of the leading representatives of late academic painting in Russia. He gained particular renown for his monumental depictions of scenes from ancient history. After training at the Academy in St. Petersburg, he studied under Karl Theodor von Piloty in Munich, among others, before moving to Rome, where he spent most of his artistic career. This painting showing Christ with Martha and Mary is, like his “Christ and the Adulteress”, one of the biblical depictions in Siemiradszki’s œuvre and was first shown at the 1866 Academy Exhibition in Berlin before being exhibited in St. Petersburg, where it was immediately acquired by the Russian government. This fact explains the emergence of high-quality replicas such as the present work, which were made to satisfy the demand of private collectors for Siemiradszki’s compositions. Provenienz: Europäische Privatsammlung. – Dorotheum, Wien, 23.11.2019, Lot 628. – Dort vom jetzigen Eigentümer erworben. Estimate 25,000 – 30,000 euro. Lempertz. 06/05/21

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