Sotheby’s to Auction Russian Art Collection

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London announced today that it will offer for sale The Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Collection of Russian Art on Wednesday, September 19, 2007. The sale is entirely devoted to fine and decorative Russian Art from the 18th to the 20th centuries that formed the contents of the Paris and London apartments of recently deceased internationally renowned cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya, the famous Russian soprano. These works come to sale following a decision taken by the couple to auction their collection and relocate to Russia. The unprecedented sale of their collection will be held in Sotheby’s London salerooms and is estimated to realise in excess of £3 million.

This press release includes images of several pieces in the collection.

August 10th – An article in the St. Petersburg Times announced that Sotheby’s auction of the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Collection of Russian Art will now include, “Around 100 masterpieces previously under consideration for sale […] including works by Borovikovsky, Repin, Serov, Ivanov and Grigoriev.”

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Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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