Description Pokitonov (Pochitonoff) was a specialist in miniature landscapes and portraits, and traveled extensively outside Russia beginning in 1878. Here he depicts a sunlit scene on the Danube. Pokitonov was known as the "Russian Meissonier." His works were eagerly sought out by American collectors. This painting was purchased by the museum's founder, Henry Walters in 1886, in New York City. Henry ultimately owned three paintings by the artist.
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Provenance Acquired by George Petit [1856-1920], Paris, 1886; purchased by Roland Knoedler [1856-1932], New York, August 19 1886; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, December 3 1886 . Laura F. Delano, Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1965.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Pokitonow 86an / N7; [Sticker] On back: 5287
Credit Gift of Miss Laura F. Delano, 1965
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