T00652 Limburg an der Lahn 1894
Inscribed 'Limburg an der Lahn | September 1894 | Alexander Benois.' b.r.
Watercolour on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 1/4 (36 x 26)
Bequeathed by Peter Provatoroff 1964
Prov: Peter Provatoroff, London (purchased from the artist in Paris through M.V. Braikevich c.1932-3)
Painted by the artist during his honeymoon in 1894, when he visited Germany, Switzerland and Italy. According to the list of the artist's works in the monograph by Sergei Ernst published in St Petersburg in 1921, he painted a number of studies during his travels abroad in 1894 (when he first began working directly from nature). The artist's daughter Mme Anna Tcherkessoff wrote (letter, 5 May 1964) that her parents had stayed for some time in Wiesbaden where Mme Benois was taking a cure for an attack of rheumatism…