An artist's palette, decorated and signed by members of The Society of Russian Watercolourists, including: Albert Benois (1879-1930), Lev Lagorio (1827-1905), Il'ia Galkin (1860-1915) and Nikolai Kazatkin (1842-1908)

The Society of Russian Watercolourists (1880-1918)

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The Society of Russian Watercolourists (1880-1918)
An artist's palette, decorated and signed by members of The Society of Russian Watercolourists, including: Albert Benois (1879-1930), Lev Lagorio (1827-1905), Il'ia Galkin (1860-1915) and Nikolai Kazatkin (1842-1908)
inscribed 'Messieurs!/Les exposants de la Sociéte des aquarellistes Russes/se font un bonheur d'exprimer à leurs frères français/les sentiments de leur chaleureuse sympathie et/crient avec enthousiasme: Vivent nos amis/les artistes français! Vive leur belle France! (on the palette)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, on paper
14½ x 21½ in. (36.7 x 54.7 cm.)
Painted in 1893