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Q: contemporary russian artists ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: contemporary russian artists
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: liriope-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 04 Apr 2004 10:19 PDT
Expires: 04 May 2004 10:19 PDT
Question ID: 325003
is there a russian painter (contempopary)called Mikhail Petrovich
Kraev listed anywhere? I have some paintings of his dated 1992 and
purchased from The Picture Palace, 66 Westow Street, Crystal Palace
SE19 3RW england. I would like to know more about him, f he has been
exhibited anywhere and does he still sell.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 06 Apr 2004 04:08 PDT
Hi liriope,

I have located reference to this artist in a fee-based database. In
this database there is information pertaining to these nine paintings
of his:
Retour des pêcheurs      
Les pêcheurs                      
Le retour des champs     
Devant le piano               
Route dans les champs   
Arrivée du train                 
Avant le concert       

A registered member would have access to the auction results of the
paintings that have been sold, and any other available information
regarding the artist.

Here is a free example of a painting (not sold): 

Title: Les pêcheurs  
Auction result: Not sold 
Category: Painting    
Medium: Huile/toile  
Date: 23 Jan 2000  
Location:  Le Havre  
Size: 30x50 cm-(11 3/4x19 5/8 in)  
Auction house: Lesieur-Le Bars  
Lot number: 107  
Distinguishing marks: Signature  
Would information on how to subscribe to this database interest you?


Clarification of Question by liriope-ga on 06 Apr 2004 14:53 PDT

rainbow - ga

yes i would be interested in details of the auction rooms you mention
- i do not speak fluent french so will have to work on translation if
everything is in that language
Subject: Re: contemporary russian artists
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 06 Apr 2004 15:55 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi liriope,

Thank you for accepting my clarification as an answer to your question.

The database I found reference to Mikhail Kraev's artwork is

To view the different types of subscription, go to the following page:

If for instance, you feel you will only need this subsription for 1
day to gather the information you require on Mikhail Kraev, the price
would be $15.

This would include the information (if available) in the following categories:
Upcoming auctions

This database is in English, as well other languages. However some of
the records, including the titles of various paintings, are in French
or another language, depending on the painter.

In my clarification, the French words in the example I gave are
translated as follows:

Title: Les pêcheurs (The fishermen)
Medium: Huile/toile (oil/fabric or canvas)
Location: Le Havre (a city in France)
Auction house: Lesieur-Le Bars (this is the name of the auction house
the painting is being sold at in Le Havre)

Here are the translations for the paintings:

Retour des pêcheurs - Return of the fishermen    
Les pêcheurs - The fishermen                     
Le retour des champs - The return of the fields    
Devant le piano - In front of the piano               
Route dans les champs - Road in the fields   
Arrivée du train - Arrival of the train                 
Boukhara - Bukhara                           
Venise - Venice                               
Avant le concert - Before the concert      

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don't hesitate to ask before rating it.

Best regards,
liriope-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
really detailed answer following clarification questions. I am well
impressed - thank you very much rainbow-ga

Subject: Re: contemporary russian artists
From: rainbow-ga on 23 Apr 2004 18:35 PDT
Hi liriope,
Thank you very much for the rating and generous tip.
Best wishes,

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