GONCHAROVA, Natalia, and Mikhail LARIONOV

16 Risunkov. 16 Dessins

Publication: V. Titiaev, Moskva, [1913].

GONCHAROVA, Natalia, and Mikhail LARIONOV, 16 Risunkov. 16 Dessins, Moskva, [1913].
Very rare portfolio of 16 important compositions by two masters of the russian avant-garde. Apparently not in MoMA; we could trace only two copies in public institutions, Read More

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Very rare portfolio of important compositions by two masters of the russian avant-garde. Apparently not in MoMA; we could trace only two copies in public institutions, both in Russia (RSL and Tretyakov Gallery) and less than a handful passing through the market in recent decades, in and outside Russia.

The work consists of 17 lithographs: one affixed to the front cover of the portfolio, and 16 placed inside, as individual plates. Both in the early Neo-Primitivist and Rayonist styles, most of these plates were taken from remaining sheets of contemporary publications, such as Igra v adu [Game in Hell], Mirskontsa [The World Backwards] and Pustynniki [Hermits] among others. The choice of these plates vary between copies, probably because of their inconsistent availability.

However the artists prepared four new designs especially for this new title and this quartet remains the same through the print run – which is unknown. This copy is structured as follows:

1. M. Larionov. [Zagolovok]. Title.

2. N. Goncharova. [Vila i Leshiy iz “Mirskontsa”]. Vila and Leshii (from Mirskontsa).

3*. New plate: M. Larionov. [Katsapskaya Venera]. Katsapskaya Venus.

4*. New plate: M. Larionov. [Zhenshchina s ptichkoy]. Woman with a Bird.

5. N. Goncharova. [Nesushchayasya loshad’, vsadnik i zmei, iz “Pustynniki”]. Running Horse, Rider and Snakes (from Pustynniki).

6*. New plate: N. Goncharova. [Zhatva]. Haymaking.

7. M. Larionov. [Akhmet iz “Mirskontsa”]. Akhmet (from Mirskontsa).

8. N. Goncharova. [Soldaty iz “Mirskontsa”]. Soldiers (from Mirskontsa).

9. M. Larionov. [Dama za stolikom iz “Mirskontsa”]. Woman at the Table (From Mirskontsa).

10. N. Goncharova. [Sidyashchaya zhenshchina s rastrepannymi volosami iz “Mirskontsa”]. Seated Woman at the Table (from Mirskontsa).

11. M. Larionov. [Muzhskaya golova v profil’ i zvuki. iz “Mirskontsa”]. Male Head in Profile and Sounds.

12. M. Larionov. [Ulichnyy shum iz “Mirskontsa”]. Street Noise (from Mirskontsa).

13. N. Goncharova. [Gorodskoy peyzazh iz “Mirskontsa”]. City Landscape (from Mirskontsa).

14. N. Goncharova. [Skelet pod derevom iz “Mirskontsa”] Skeleton under a Tree (from Mirskontsa).

15. N. Goncharova. [Rychashchiy zver’ iz “Mirskontsa”]. Roaring Animal (from Mirskontsa).

16. N. Goncharova. [Zveri pod derevom iz “Mirskontsa”]. Animals under a Tree (from Mirskontsa).

17*. New plate: M. Larionov. Variatsiya k kartine «Otdykhayushchiy soldat». Variation on ‘Resting Soldier’.

Bibliography Poliakov 36; Borokov, A., Zametky o Russkom avangarde, Moscow 2007, pp 128-29.

 

Physical Description

Goncharova, Larionov, 16 Dessins, complete suite in first edition, 1913

Portfolio 21 × 12.5 cm. Suite of 16 lithographs, some with tissue guards, within tan paper portfolio with 1 additional lithograph being the title affixed to front.

Binding In a later cloth folder.

Condition

Only upper cover of the portfolio present, cut a bit short, rubbed and stained.

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