This work " View of the noble manor Nikolaevskoe on the bank of the river Dnieper near Yekaterinoslav / now Dnipropetrovsk " is one of 5 paintings of famous Russian-Ukrainian marine and landscape artist Mikhail Alexandrovich Alisov, in Russian: ĄМихаил Александрович Алисов, born 1859 in Kharkov, died 1933 In Yalta. It was executed by author as other 4 works, in 1906.
All this works were purchased from a private estate in Italy but the former owner is Vera Ivanovna Malama-Sinelnikova, in order of which the author M.A.Alisov created this paintings. Proof of this conclusion is the original memory inscription on the back label of the painting , item no. 4773, written by the her grandson , where indicated that this works were executed in environment of the noble estate Nikolaevskoe by Yekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk/Ukraine) of his grandmother noble lady Vera Malama.
Due to the Russian genealogy web-site geni.com Vera Ivanovna Malama-Sinelnikova (1854 - 1908), famous noble lady in Ekaterinoslav of the time, was the grand-granddaughter of Ivan Maksimovich Sinelnikov , well-known Russian statesman and military, Major General, ruler Yekaterinoslav governorship in 1784-1788, a companion to Prince Gregory Potemkin. Her husband Vladimir Malama came also from famous Russian noble family Malama, which is connected to the Ruthenian Hetman Daniel Apostol and also establishes a relationship with the Count of K.G.Razumovsky, the last Hetman of Ruthenia/Malorossia.
Here is translation of the artistĀLs biography from the Russian web-Site: www.artinvestment.ru:
Alisov Mikhail Alexandrovich (1859 (Kharkiv)-1933 (Yalta). Landscape- and seascape painter.From 1887 to 1889, he studied at the Petersburg Academy of Arts by Y. Klever. He then moved to Crimea, where he worked and studied in Feodosiya by Ivan Ajvazovski. His main canvas is devoted to the types of Crimea, as well as Kharkiv: for example, "Yalta", "Feodosia Cove", "Fog" (all 1889), "Uda near the Base" (1900), "Rail linen" (1902) and others.In 1900 Alisov was at the exhibition of an art mug in Astrakhan; In 1910, at the exhibition of the artistic and performing society in Yekaterinoslav. In 1914, he appeared as a founding member and an exponent of an art circle in Yalta. His personal life exhibitions are known three: In 1900, 1902, 1903, they all went to Kharkov in the framework of the partnership of Kharkov artists. The typical work of an artist is "Crimea." "The Coast of the Sea" (late 19th century). Quiet, emerging day on the shore of Crimean Bay is served through soft, muted tones. In the gamut of colors, thereĀLs a lot of blue: the Sea mirrors the sky. The rocky shore and trail along the sea are deserted. In the manner of an artist, the ways in which the water is depicted are influenced by the Aivazovskys.Paintings by the artist are stored in Kharkov, Tula, Nizhny Novgorod, Dnepropetrovsk Art museums, and the Sevastopol art gallery.
Images of paintings by Alisov from the Museum of Ukrainian Fine Art in Dnepro (Dnepropetrovsk) see on following link:
Provenance: former estate of Vera Ivanovna Malama-Sinelnikov, estate Nikolaevskoe by Yekaterinoslav /now Dnipropetrovsk; then the property of her grandson / Italy, later, in 2014 purchased by us from a Italian private estate ( copy of export documents of Italian culture ministry for the last owner attached to the painting).
Literature: Solovjev "Russian painters of 18th-20th cwnturies", 2005; Kondakoff "Aniverssary book of the St. Petersburg Academy 1764-1914; Dictionary of Ukrainian artists (in Ukrainian)" , Ukrainian encyclopedia Edition, Kiew, 1973; in on-line: Wikipedia and artinvestment.ru (both in Russian).
Inscription: unsigned, on the back of the canvas - old label with illegible inscription in Italian of the son of estate owner Vera Malama-Sinelnikov
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 17" x h 8 3/4" (43,2 x 22,2 cm ), framed w 22 3/4" x h 15" (58 x 38 cm ).
Condition: in very good condition.