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Sale MacDougall's London. Important sale of Russian Art. 28/11/2018

Five paintings: 
Portrait du fils de l'artiste (Portrait of the son of the artist: Jean,in the artist's garden in Orsay. 
Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm,  c. 1916-1918. Former collection Boris Tarkhoff.
- Mon jardin à Orsay (My garden in Orsay). Oil on canvas, 193 x 112 cm, c. 1912.
Exhibition : Vystavka kartin “Mir iskusstva”, Moscow, 13 november-18 december 1912.
Literature : Exhibition catalog “Mir iskusstva”, Moscow, 1912. V. Bialik, Nikolai Tarkhov, Moscow, 2006. 
G. Romanov, Mir iskusstva, 1898-1927, Saint-Petersbourg-Moscow, 2010.
- Coq en courroux (Rooster in anger). Tempera and gouache on paper on mounted canvas,
51,5 x 63,5 cm, c. 1915. Former collection Oscar Ghez, Petit-Palais, Geneva.
Exhibition : Nikolai Tarkhov, National Galery Tretyakov, Moscow, 2 April-11 May 2003.
Literature : Exhibition catalog, Nikolai Tarkhov, Moscow, 2003. G. Abot, Arrêt sur images, Coq gaulois 1914, 2016.
- Péniches sur la Seine (Barges on the Seine), Austerlitz Dock. Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm, c. 1904-1905.
- Porte Saint-Denis, boulevard Bonne Nouvelle. Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, c. 1901-1903.
All the paintings will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint.

Placement of a commemorative plaque on the tomb of Nicolas Tarkhoff 02/11/2018

On November 1, 2018, a delegation from the Association Les Amis de Nicolas Tarkhoff (Nicolas Tharkhoff's friends) went to the Orsay cemetery (Essonne department, France) to place a commemorative plaque on the stele of the tomb of Nicolas Tarkhoff and his wife Jeanne-Yvonne Deltreil. 
After cleaning the tomb, the delegation placed bouquets of chrysanthemums on it, flowers that the artist often painted.
In spring 2019, the association will proceed with a rejuvenation of the tombstone.

June 2018. Booklet Arrêt sur images. Saint-Denis Door. 10/10/2018

This fourth document, published by the Association Les Amis de Nicolas Tarkhoff (Nicolas Tarkhoff's Friends), highlights two oils on canvas, made in 1903, by Nicolas Tarkhoff. From the window of the hotel room that he rents 6 Saint-Denis street, the artist performs these two paintings representing the famous monument. 1

With a boldness composition, Tarkhoff uses a plunging view that accentuates the dynamism of vehicles and bystanders. By skillful geometry, he builds a set of lines that form a triangle at the foot of the arc. A serie of diagonals is projected towards the center of the composition from the rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, through the gap of the arch and, from the right of the painting, from the boulevard Saint-Denis.

The first studied painting is preserved in the Museum of Fine Arts Victor and Apollinaire Vasnetsov of Viatka in Kirov (Russia) and comes from the former collection of Vladimir Osipovich Hirschmann (Giršman), industrialist and collector. The second, 100 x 70 cm, has entered a special collection; it was presented at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1967 during the exhibition "The beginning of the century to the Independents, 1902-1905".

 

1. L’arc de triomphe a été élevé en 1672 à la demande des prévôts des marchands et des échevins de Paris pour célébrer les victoires militaires de Louis XIV dans les Flandres et la Franche-Comté. 

June 22, 2018. Sale Magnin-Wedry, Hôtel Drouot-Paris. 22/06/2018

Coq au printemps (Rooster in spring).
Oil on canvas, titled on the back by the artist, 80.5 x 100 cm, circa 1919.
The landscape in the background is the countryside of Orsay. An eponymous painting is exhibited at the Salon des Independants in Paris in 1920.

In 1914 begins the First World War. Millions of men are going to kill each other, crushed in the hell of a modern war. During the weeks following the beginning of the conflict, Tarkhoff, in his house in Orsay, made the variants of a rooster standing on its spurs, who stood firmly on the flagstaff of the French flag. He also paints fighting roosters and, more peacefully, singing roosters. These roosters are those of his barnyard. He loves them for their beauty and their colors, for their proud character too. He trains them to remain motionless during the pose sessions and makes them singing by imitating their cry.

This painting will be included in the Catalog raisonné in preparation by the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee.

June 8 2018. Sale Pescheteau-Badin, Paris. 02/06/2018

Sunny beach.
Oil on cardboard, signed lower right. 54 x 64 cm.
Exhibition: June 14th - 26th, 1909. Druet Gallery, 20 rue Royale, Paris. No. 61.

This painting will be referenced in the Catalog raisonné of the painted work
in preparation by the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee.

May 29 2018. Sale Ader Paris. 29/05/2018

Russian Art. Mrs. Tarkhoff bedridden and her baby, circa 1905.
Oil on canvas. 59 x 81 cm.
Provenance: former collection Oscar Ghez, Petit-Palais Museum of Geneva (Switzerland).
Bibliography: Gaston Diehl, Nicolas Tarkhoff, Petit-Palais Edition, Geneva, 1982.
This painting will be included in the Catalog raisonné of the painted work in preparation by the Committee Nicolas Tarkhoff.

Жена художника в лиловой накидке с сыном Жаном. 1905
Холст, масло. Подпись внизу слева. 59 х 81 см
Провенанс : коллекция Оскара Геза. Музей современного искусства «Пти-Пале», Женева.
Библиография : Гастон Дил, Николай Тархов, Издание Пти-Пале, Женева 1982.
Комитет имени Николая Тархова подтверждает подлинность этой картины. Она будет включена в «Научный каталог произведений», который готовится к изданию комитетом Николая Тархова.

May 23, 2018. Sale Ansorena, Madrid. 23/05/2018

La Seine à Paris. 
Oil on cardboard, 46 x 60 cm. c. 1903.
Barges on the Seine, in the background the Tolbiac Bridge.

March 6, 2018. Sale Dogny Auction, Lausanne (Swiss). 06/03/2018

Spring Sale:
Dogny auction, Space Montelly, chemin de Montelly 2, Lausanne (Suisse).
Lots 249 to 251:
- Cat purring on a cushion. Oil/wood, 33 x 24 cm.
Former Oscar ghez collection (Petit Palais Museum, Geneva).
- Two small sizes painted on wood panel:
Balloons and carousel, circa 1903. Oil/wood, 19.5 x 13.5 cm.
These three works are listed in the Catalogue raisonné of the work painted 
in prepration by the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee.

15 December 2017. Sale Schuler Auktionen AG . 15/12/2017

Paintings and Contemporary Art. 3 paintings et 2 gouaches. Seestrasse 341, 8038 Zürich. 
- Plage animée à Soulac, Ca. 1906-1908. Oil on canvas, 50 x 65 cm. Öl/Leinwand. 
- Paysage avec arbres fleuris et soleil. Ca. 1920. Oil/cardboard/canvas, 65,6 x 19,5 cm. Öl/Karton/Leinwand. 
Paysage avec arbres ensoleillés. Ca. 1906/08. Oil/cardboard/canvas, 54,5 x 84,5 cm. Öl/Karton/Leinwand.
Paysage au soleil levant. Ca.1920. Gouache, 46 x 61 cm.
Tournesols. Ca. 1920. Gouache, 38,5 x 51,5 cm.

2 December 2017: sale Christie's London, Pear tree. 02/12/2017

Important russian Art: oil on board, 120 x 80 cm,
signed lower right; further signed, inscribed with title on the reverse.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Nicolas Tarkhoff Catalogue raisonné 
being prepared by the Nicolas Tarkhoff committee.

Николай Тархов: Грушевое дерево. Важный русский Арт. 
Масло на борту, 120 х 80 см. Christie's, 2 декабря 2017 года.

Bulletin de la Société Historique & Archéologique du XVe Arrondissement de Paris 30/07/2017

(Bulletin of the Historical & Archeological Society of the XVth Arrondissement of Paris)
Vaugirard - Grenelle. Spring 2017, N° 49. (Pages 51-69).
Dimitri Vicheney : Le peintre Nicolas Tarkhoff (1871-1930),
un exilé d'avant le grand exode russe
.
Serge Roques : Destin tragique.
Guy Abot : De la gloire internationale à l'oubli.

1911, Marc Chagall visits his friend Tarkhoff. 26/06/2017

"In Tarkhov’s dining room".
Marc Chagall.
Pencils, ink and gouache on paper, 13.3 x 20.6 cm. 1911.
Pompidou Center, Paris.

"В столовой у Тархова."
Марк Шагал. 
Бумага, карандаш, чернила, гуашь, 13,3 x 20,6 см. 1911 г.
Центр Помпиду, Париж.

 

In 1911, Marc Chagall visited Nicolas Tarkhoff and drew the family members. Two sketches (1), stored in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, illustrate the bond of friendship that Chagall and Tarkhoff maintained before the First World War.
These two moving drawings by Chagall, signed, dated 1911 and titled in Cyrillic cursive script by the artist, come from a private collection. They were acquired by payment in kind in 1988 by the Centre Pompidou and are now kept in the storehouse of its Cabinet of Graphic Art.
"In Tarkhov's dining room": Chagall, who is standing at the end of the dining room in all likelihood, reproduces the decor of the room. With a cursive gestures, he makes a first draft in black pencil. The table, originally located at the center of the sheet, finds its place a few millimeters higher. The same holds true for other furniture elements which eventually freeze under the violet ink.
The room is soberly furnished: a dresser in the background, a chair on the side, a fireplace where a fire is burning on the left, a flower-shaped sofa on the right. On the round table with three feet and covered with a red tablecloth, a bowl of fruits and two cups of coffee. The floor is covered with large red tiles, probably in terracotta. The only decoration are two framed paintings hanging on the wall above the dresser—a still-life is visible on the one—, another one without frame, depicting a character, is hanged at the left of the sofa. Photographs or small paintings are placed on the fireplace mantel shelf; we distinguish a mother and child painting and some portraits. Mrs. Tarkhoff is wearing a blue blouse and a black skirt. She is sitting on a stool and is warming up near the fire; perhaps is she falling asleep. Tarkhoff, wearing his inseparable hat, an elbow on the table and his head resting in his right hand, seems pensive, unless he is dozing. Boris, his youngest son, is sitting to his right, while the eldest, Jean, has fallen asleep on the sofa. Here, Chagall interprets a scene in which the actors surrender to melancholy, reverie or sleep.

 

(1)  Invited to Tarkhov's. Marc Chagall. Pencils, ink and gouache on paper, 13,3 x 20,6 cm. 1911.
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R-97833c3...
In Tarkhov’s dining room. Marc Chagall. Pencils, ink and gouache on paper, 13,3 x 20,6 cm. 1911.
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R-a430959...

31 May 2017. Sale Shapiro Auctions New York. Storm in the Countryside. 17/05/2017

Russian Pictures: La campagne sous l'orage. (Storm in the Countryside). Oil on paperboard laid on canvas, 46.2 x 61 cm (18 1/4 x 24 in.), signed lower left. 
This painting is to be compared to several paintings of landscapes executed by Nicolas Tarkhoff in the village of Orsay in the Chevreuse Valley (south of Paris), where the artist finally settled with his family in June 1911.
Former Oscar Ghez collection (Director of the Petit Palais Museum of Geneva). 
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné of he artist’s paintings prepared by the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee.
(Photograph courtesy of Shapiro auctions).

More than 760 oil paintings by Nicolas Tarkhoff have already been collected 09/02/2017

Researchers from ALANT (Friends of Nicolas Tarkhoff Association) and the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee are continuing to collect the painted works of the artist.More than 780 oils on canvas, cardboards or papers—whose images are known—have been gathered in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné (to date, in its digital form). Among these, more than a third are unknown or never been published. 

This work, started several years ago, is carried on in order to collect and classify the documents related to this important work scattered throughout the world and to eliminate dubious or apocryphal paintings. It is based on the in-depth knowledge of Tarkhoff's art, acquired through the long experience of members from the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee whose quality of expertise is recognized by auction houses and collectors. This work was initiated with the aim of getting the public acquainted with the artist's paintings and establishing a chronology that shows the diversity of his pictorial writing, the evolution of his talent and the subjects he enjoys.

The visit of private collections, archives and museums along with the reproduction of the artist's works in various publications and catalogs of sales are essential guides to bring this work to completion.

This catalogue raisonné will present the oil paintings according to a double classification, thematic and chronological. It will be bilingual (French-English).

We are grateful to collectors, institutions, museums (in France and abroad) and auction houses which have enabled us to gather this first phase of documentation.

Many paintings remain to be discovered (several hundred?); this is the reason why we invite the owners of the painter's works to come forward so that the we may include these works in the forthcoming Catalog raisonné of the painted work.

4 June 2016: Museo Ralli. Exhibition Women's Portraits. 04/07/2016

Ralli Museum, Marbella (Spain). 
Exhibition Women's Portraits (Retratos de mujer). 4 June 2016 - 27 May 2017.

A new exhibition, “Women’s Portraits”, shows a selection of works by European artists. Classic and modern works that try to discover ways in which artists have approached the female form throughout the ages, including works by Andre Derain, Marie Laurencin, Jacques Villon, Louis Latapie, Nicolas Tarkhoff...

Una nueva exposición temporal, titulada “Retratos de Mujer”, obras seleccionadas de artistas europeos en torno a la representación femenina. Obras de estilo clásico y vanguardista componen la muestra que trata de descubrir distintas formas en las que los artistas se han acercado a las representaciones femeninas a lo largo de los siglos. Entre los que encontraremos a André Derain, Marie Laurencin, Jacques Villon, Louis Latapie y Nicolás Tarkhoff...
​(Photo Museo Ralli).

7 June 2016: sale Sotheby's Londres : Balançoires la nuit (The Funfair at night) 07/06/2016

Russian Pictures : Balançoires la nuit (The Funfair at night). Oil on canvas signed in Latin; further titled on the reverse. 64.5 by 48.5cm, 25 1/2 by 19in. Realized circa 1901-1903, this work was exhibited at the Ambroise Vollard Gallery in Paris, in May 1906 (number 31). This personal exhibition, where Tarkhoff presented 72 paintings, known a great success.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Nicolas Tarkhoff Catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Nicolas Tarkhoff committee. (Photograph courtesy of Sotheby's).

19 March 2016: Accademia Monaco. Portrait of woman. 19/03/2016

Accademia Fine Art: impressionist and modern art, Monte-Carlo.
Young woman in red blouse. Oil on canvas, circa 1902-1904, signed lower right, 41 x 32 cm. 
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist prepared by the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee. (Courtesy of Academia Fine art).

4 December 2015: sale Koller Zürich (Swiss): Une fête nocturne. 04/12/2015

Impressionismus & Klassische Moderne (Impressionnist and Modern Art): 
Une fête nocturne, oil on canvas, circa 1902-1904. 81 x 65 cm.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné of the artist being prepared by The Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee. 
A Night Party, c. 1902-1904. Öl auf Leinwand. Die Authentizität dieses Werkes wurde von Guy Abot, Direktor des Comité Nicolas Tarkhoff. Das Werk wird in das Werkverzeichnis aufgenommen, das derzeit in Vorbereitung ist.

2 December 2015: Sale MacDougall's London: Portrait of the Artist's Sons 02/12/2015

Russian works of Art: Portrait of the Artist's Sons. Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 74,5 cm. C. 1908. Jean and Boris, the artist' sons, painted in the apartment-studio on rue Belloni, Paris.
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist.
(Courtesy of MacDougall Arts Ltd.)

01 December 2015. Sale Sotheby's London: "Still life with fruits and flowers". 01/12/2015

Russian Pictures. Still life with fruits and flowers.
Oil on board. 83 x 61 cm.
Former collection Mrs Marcel-Lenoir, Paris.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Nicolas Tarkhoff Catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee.
(Courtesy of Sotheby's).

10 October 2015, 15.00. Conference « Une vie, une œuvre et une passion de peintre » 10/10/2015

Archives départementales de l'Essonne, Chamarande.
Conference and pictures with two voices,
Brigitte Adde et Guy Abot
(Association Les Amis de Nicolas Tarkhoff).

De Moscou où il naît, à Paris où il s’installe en 1899, attiré par les Impressionnistes, jusqu’à Orsay, modeste village de Seine-et-Oise où il choisit de vivre de 1911 à  sa mort en 1930 – le temps du bonheur familial, puis des temps difficiles –,  Nicolas Tarkhoff trace avec courage et ténacité son chemin d’artiste passionné. Proche des Fauves, il est salué par Apollinaire. 

24 June 2015: Sale Tajan. Paris. "Poppies". 24/06/2015

Impressionnist and Modern Art: Poppies.
Oil on cardboard, pasted on canvas, signed lower right, 79 x 47 cm.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné of the artist being prepared by The Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee.

3 June 2015: Sale MacDougall's London. Chambre de Maman, le matin 03/06/2015

Russian Art Auction: Chambre de maman le matin, signed, also further signed, inscribed "Orsay" and titled on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 100 by 140 cm. Executed in 1909. 
Provenance: Collection of Mrs Tarkhoff, the artist’s wife. Thence by descent. 
Private collection, UK. Exhibited: Tarkhov Nikolai Aleksandrovich. Vystavka proizvedenii, Editorial office of the magazine ”Apollon”, St Petersburg, December 1910. 
The present lot will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné of the artist being prepared by the Nicolas Tarkhoff committee. (Photo MacDougall's).

ТАРХОВЪ: Курникова Галерея. 19/02/2015

19 february - 26 April 2015 : Kournikova Gallery (Курникова Галерея), Moscow.
Exhibition of 41 paintings.

The Nicolas Tarkhoff Committee
invites every owner
of the painter’s works
– or of any document which may concern him –
to come forward so that the committee may include these works
in the upcoming Catalogue raisonné.

 

Комитет им. Николая Александровича Тархова
просит владетелей картинами Тархова
– или каким-либо его касающим документом –
связаться с нами для того,
чтобы их включить в каталог-резоне.
который мы готовим.
Комитет им. Николая Тархова может также предoставлять
удостоверения о подлинности предъявленных ему картин.

 

Свяжитесь с Комитетом.
Please, contact the Committee.

News

Sale MacDougall's London. Important sale of Russian Art.
Placement of a commemorative plaque on the tomb of Nicolas Tarkhoff
June 2018. Booklet Arrêt sur images. Saint-Denis Door.