Korovin on the Okhotino Terrace with His Friend Suvorov

La Gazette Drouot
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The rediscovery of this painting from the Russian Impressionist's most prized period is a major event in our understanding of his work. Konstantin Alexeyevich Korovin, or Constantin Korovin (1861-1939), Portrait of Piotr Ivanovitch Suvorov, 1918, oil on canvas, signed, dated and localized lower right in Cyrillic "Konst. Korovin 1918 / Okhotino", 65 x 86 cm/25.5 x 33.8 in.Estimate: €200,000/300,000 At the peak of his art, Constantin Korovin's Portrait of Piotr Ivanovitch Suvorov, painted in 1918, is one of his most beautiful and intimate scenes. The model, nonchalantly leaning against the balustrade of a veranda opening onto a sunny garden, is about to drink a

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