96: IVAN CHOULTSE OIL ON CANVAS SUNSET SNOW LAKE SCENE
Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (RUSSIAN, 1877-1939) oil painting on canvas depicting a stunning snow scene. This painting is very unusual in the sense that the sun is rising and the red light is reflecting on the snow and giving it an stunning red glow to the snow. Signed lower right F. Choultse. Has name plaque to front. Measures 32" height x 39" width + 4" matte & frame (81.2cm x 99.0cm + 10.1cm). Guaranteed authentic. Lot includes a framed photograph by Roy Rainford of the painting with a hand written dedication to the owner of the paintings in 1933, "To Miss Edith J. Merrile, Sincerely yours, IF Choultse. Paris, March 13th, 1933". The most recent painting by the artsist sold at Bonhams Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Lot 15. At a much smaller size of 23"x 26" (59cm x 65cm) than this one being offered by Elite, it was estimated 15,000 GBP - 20,000 GBP ($23,295 - $31,060) and sold for 85,250GBP ($132,396). While still a young man, Choultse became the court painter to Czar Nicholas II. After the Russian Revolution, he moved to Paris in 1923 and was exhibited at the prestigious Salon des Artistes Francais. He later made side trips to Switzerland, where he honed his skills as a master landscape and mountain painter. Aliases: Ivan Federovich Choultse; Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé; Iwan F. Choultsé; Iwan Schultze; Ivan Fedorovic ul'tce. This lot has been relisted due to non-paying bidder Natalia Kinal from Toronto, Canada / Russia.