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'He that is without sin', 1908
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Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927)\n'He that is without sin', 1908\nsigned in Cyrillic and dated '8' for 1908 (lower left); stretcher inscribed with Cyrillic monogram 'VP' (twice), number 2, with partial label inscribed by Maria Vasilievna Polenova with the title and 'Number 5'\noil on canvas\n118 x 239cm (46 7/16 x 94 1/8in).
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PROVENANCE:

Part of the series of paintings The Life of Christ completed by the artist in late 1890-1900s

Acquired by Charles R. Crane at the Russian Art Exhibition, New York, April 1924

Presented by the above to a North American Institution, 1 August 1924

EXHIBITED:

St. Petersburg, as part of the series The Life of Christ, 1908

Moscow, as part of the series The Life of Christ, 1909

Orel, Kharkov, Kiev, Ekaterinoslav and Kazan', as part of the 'Peredvizhniki' exhibition, 1909

Prague, as part of the series The Life of Christ, 1910

New York, Grand Central Palace, The Russian Art Exhibition, 1924, no.628

Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, Bonhams Pre-sale Exhibition, 25 October-7 November, 2011

LITERATURE:

The album, Iz zhizni Khrista, 1908, illustrated

The album, V. Polenov, Iz Zhizni Khrista, Prague, 1912, illustrated

The Russian Art Exhibition, Grand Central Palace, New York, 1924, exhibition catalogue, section: Vasili Polenov, number 628, illustrated on the following page

Helen Rubissow, The Art of Russia, Philosophical Library, New York, 1946, illustrated

Alison Hilton, The exhibition of Experiments in St. Petersburg and the Independent Sketch, in Art Bulletin, volume LXX, 1988, page 677-698

Art Bulletin, volume LXXI, number 4, page 695, illustrated

He that is without sin and He is guilty of death, an article on the two paintings by Polenov, Tretyakov Gallery Magazine, December-January 2011

title

'He that is without sin', 1908

medium

Oil on canvas

signed

Signed in Cyrillic and dated '8' for 1908 (lower left); stretcher inscribed with Cyrillic monogram 'VP' (twice), number 2, with partial label inscribed by Maria Vasilievna Polenova with the title and 'Number 5'

creator

Vasilii Dmitrievich Polenov

dimensions

118 x 239cm (46 7/16 x 94 1/8in).


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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