Extremely rare landscape painting by high qouted and prominent Russian painter Lev Lvovich Kamenev was purchased from the noble old-Russian estate in South France. Composition of this landscape with a pond and peasant figures on the bank reminded of famous painting by L.Kamenev "Red pond in Moscow. Autumn) painted in 1871 and probably our work depicting this Red Pond also. For comparison see link: http://tphv.ru/kamenev/kamenev4.phpFull info in Russian and photos of other paintings by L.Kamenev see on following lijnk:
Biography in English and illustrations of his works see in Wikipedia under the link:
Lev Lvovich Kamenev (Russian: Лев Льво́вич Ка́менев; 1834, according to other information in 1833, Rylsk, Kursk Governorate – 26 January [O.S. 14 January] 1886 Savvinskaya sloboda, Moscow Governorate), was a famous Russian landscape painter.BiographyLev Kamenev born in 1834. Soon afterwards, his father, a small trader, moved with the family in Astrakhan, where Lev studied at the local grammar school, but not finished it because of the father was in need of assistant, and took him to own shop. A passion for painting with Lev Kamenev saw grandfather of Konstantin Korovin, who arranged him to own office and gave him five thousand rubles for admission to the Art school in St. Petersburg. In 1854, aged twenty-one year, he went to Moscow and entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture with the coming celebrities as Ivan Shishkin and Vasily Perov, where he studied under the mentoring Karl Rabus, and after his death in 1857, under the mentoring Alexei Savrasov. In 1858 Kamenev was bestowed the title of the professional painter of the 3d degree and became a member of the Moscow Society of Amateurs of Arts, at the expense of it he departed for a two-year trip abroad for learning and mastery of Western European artists. Traveling to Germany and Switzerland, he carried out together with Ivan Shishkin. The real blooming of Kamenev creative came in 1860-70s, when his painting Winter Road took its place in the Tretyakov collection. In 1869 for the painting Winter View from the Outskirts of Moscow and View from the Outskirts of Porechye he received the title of academician of the Academy of Arts landscape painting and became a member and one of the founders of The Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions (Peredvizhniki). Between the 1871-1884 Kamenev took part at the exhibitions of the Association. In 1886 Kamenev died in poverty and solitude.
Literature: Solovjev V.D. "Russian Artists of 18-20th centuries"(in Cyrillic), 2005; Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon"(in German), Lepzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed in Russian lower right. The signature was examinated under ultra violett light.
Technique: oil on canvas, luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed 14 1/2" x 17 1/3 " (37 x 44 cm); framed w 23 " x h 28 1/2 " (58,5 x 72,5 cm).
Condition: in very good original condition, no repaints or paintlosses, original canvas , the painting was cleaned by an academical restorer.