Ivan Choultse (1874-1939)


“Sunrise over the Mountain”

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Russian / French

Oil on canvas, signed “Iw. F. Choultse” (lower right)

Mounted in a carved gilt-wood frame

Painting dimensions – height 21 3/8 in. (54,3 cm), width 25 3/4 in. (65,4 cm)
Frame dimensions – height 32 in. (81,3 cm), width 36 3/8 in. (92,4 cm)


Good overall condition. Canvas has been relined. There are some frame abrasions with minor associated paint loss at the edges. A thin line of restoration (approximately 3 inches) in the rocks on the left, visible only under UV light,  Spots of rubbing and scratching to gilded frame.


Russian Paintings and Works of Art, Christie’s New York, 18 April 2007, lot 11


Ivan Choultse was often called a “magician of light” because of the magic realism of his paintings and how the light seemed to come from behind the canvas.

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