MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions Important Russian Art Auction - Wednesday 5th June 2019
* SHUKHAEV, VASILY (1887–1973) A Tree in Cassis , signed, inscribed ""Cassis"" and dated 1928. Tempera
on canvas, 61.5 by 50 cm. Provenance: Collection of S.K. Odishariia, Tbilisi. Private collection, Europe.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert E. Yakovleva. Authenticity has also been confirmed by the expert Yu. Rybakova.
Exhibited:Exposition du peintre russe Schoukhaeff, Galeries d’Art Kodak, Brussels, 26 February–8 March 1929, No. 17 (label on the stretcher). Possibly, Paintings and Drawings by Basil Schoukhaeff, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1–17 August 1929, No. 12. Vasilii Ivanovich Shukhaev. K 90-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia, The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, 1977.
Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Exposition du peintre russe Schoukhaeff, Brussels, Galeries d’Art Kodak, 1929, No. 17, listed as Un Arbre. Possibly, exhibition catalogue, Paintings and Drawings by Basil Schoukhaeff, Sydney, Macquarie Galleries, 1929, No. 12, listed as The Tree. Exhibition catalogue, Vasilii Ivanovich Shukhaev. K 90-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia, Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1977, listed under the works from the 1920s as Kassis, with incorrect medium.