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Signature is lost in a snowdrift

Mystery winter scene with indistinct artist name now thought to be by Russian ‘Wanderer’

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Winter landscape. Early 20th century, possibly Russian or Scandinavian school, and ‘indistinctly signed’.

That was lot 222, summed up in the catalogue at Chiswick Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) in London on October 3.

Consigned from an estate in west London, this 20in x 2ft 3in (51 x 69cm) oil on canvas laid on board, signed by an unidentified hand in Cyrillic, went on to overshoot its £800-1200 guide to sell for £15,000. The buyer was based in Moscow.

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