Attr. Ivan Fedorovich Choultse (Russian Federation, 1874/77 – 1939) Painting of a mountainous winter landscape with a stream in the foreground. Possibly Swiss Alps. Signed lower left. Oil on Masonite. Provenance: Heinrich Riss (Board of Directors United Metal Works Berndorf AG 1969- Austria) and thence by descent. Choultse studied painting with Constantin Krighitsky and became the court painter to Czar Nicholas II. After the Russian Revolution, he immigrated to Paris, and in 1923 began exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Fran?ais. Although Choultse continued to paint Russian scenes whilst in Paris, he also undertook several trips to Switzerland’s Engadine. He was fascinated with the mountainous landscape of the area surrounding St. Moritz, especially in the winter. Sight Size: 31.5 x 23.5 in. Overall Size: 36 x 28 in.
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