Oil painting from before the October Revolution. Brought by his grandgrandfather from Tsarist Russia.
All time in family ownership.
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This still life painting of red poppies, cornflower and daisies in a vase would have met the general taste of the middle class art buyer all over continental europe during the 1910s to the 1940s. The reason might have been that this was a purely decorative motif with no political connotation at all. The artist Л. Коваленко is not listed anywhere, not on russian art sites nor on western art databases. He or she might have been a talented amateur artist or an artist producing paintings for home decor.
The general taste has shifted and still lifes of this type are in lesser demand today.
The estimate is based on similar paintings offered or sold at auction.