Nigul Espe

(1907 - 1970)

Vaade külatänavale. 1940

Oil on plywood. 47 x 60 cm
price 2 589 (sold)


Nigul Espe "Vaade külatänavale"

Nigul Espe "Vaade külatänavale"

By today the creation of Nigul Espe is well known, but similarly to Priidu Aavik or Erich Pehap, the core and more valuable part of his creation is undoubtedly made up of his pre-war creation. Espe graduated from “Pallas” in the year 1932, but we do not have much information of his creation from that period, which is to a quite great extent due to the small number of works that were accomplished during that time.
The current work uses a choice of colours, which is unexpected for an experienced “Pallas” graduate. On the painting, which is obviously depicting autumn weather, Espe has chosen the most complicated road, instead of the naïve and optimistic colours, the artist had taken interest in the possibility of rendering the other face of autumn. By depicting an Old Believers’ village street in Petseri, Espe forwards also by the choice of colours the mood, the essence of one village. As a “Pallas” graduate, he can exquisitely choose from among uncountable colour combinations exactly these, through which is reflected the ascetic, poor and scanty Old Believers’ way of life, which is still serious, firm and convinced. But in addition to all of this there exists one more layer. Both the choice of colours and motifs may not be random for Espe in the year 1940. The unexpectedness and courage of the depicted material does not coincide with the joyful and vital school of “Pallas”, because of what we can see here also a certain warning, an illustration of restless times.

Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)Sügis
Nigul Espe
Sügis
1932. Oil on canvas 35 x 42 cm
HAUS / V AUCTION, 1999 autumn Haus Gallery 12.10.1999
1 150
Final price: 1 150
Rannamaastik
Nigul Espe
Rannamaastik
1961. Oil on cardboard 49 x 69 cm
HAUS / VI AUCTION, 2000 spring Haus Gallery 27.04.2000
831
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik
Nigul Espe
Maastik
1951. Oil, canvas, cardboard 23 x 34 cm
HAUS / VIII AUCTION, 2001 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.2001
415
Final price: 415
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik sillaga
Nigul Espe
Maastik sillaga
1933. 65 x 75 cm
HAUS / IX AUCTION, 2001 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2001
927
Final price: 927
(sold)"> (sold)Vaade külatänavale
Nigul Espe
Vaade külatänavale
1940. Oil on plywood 47 x 60 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
1 342
Final price: 2 588
Talvepäev
Nigul Espe
Talvepäev
1947. Watercolour Lm 33 x 23 cm (not framed)
CHARITY ART SALES 2006 Haus Gallery 23.11.2006-20.12.2006
383
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Suvine maastik (Nüpli järv)
Nigul Espe
Suvine maastik (Nüpli järv)
1953. oil, cardboard 32 x 41.4 cm
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 23.10.2007
1 150
Final price: 1 150
(sold)"> (sold)Tartu Ülikooli ees
Nigul Espe
Tartu Ülikooli ees
1955. Lm 24.7 x 31.2 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
959
Final price: 959
(sold)"> (sold)Emajõe luhal
Nigul Espe
Emajõe luhal
1965. watercolor vm 23 x 33 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
383
Final price: 383
Tartu. Tähtvere park
Nigul Espe
Tartu. Tähtvere park
1942. oil, masonite vm 20.5 x 24.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXV ART AUCTION 2009 autumn Haus Gallery 27.10.2009
895
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Tartu. Inglisild
Nigul Espe
Tartu. Inglisild
1966. watercolor lm 33.5 x 45 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 02.05.2011-04.05.2011
630
Final price: 630
(sold)"> (sold)Jõgi vesiveski aseme juures
Nigul Espe
Jõgi vesiveski aseme juures
1942. oil on canvas 47 x 62 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXV ART AUCTION Haus Gallery 25.04.2014
1 200
Final price: 1 600
Jõe ääres
Nigul Espe
Jõe ääres
1947. oil on paper lm 36.3 x 45.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVII AUCTION 2015 SPRING Haus Gallery 06.04.2015
1 200
Final price:
Pajud varasügisel
Nigul Espe
Pajud varasügisel
1942. Oil, plywood 30.5 x 39 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
1 600
Final price:
Port View
Nigul Espe
Port View
1949. Watercolour Vm 29.8 x 40 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
1 400
Final price:
Rebuilding Tartu
Nigul Espe
Rebuilding Tartu
1948. Oil, cardboard 41 x 32 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
1 400
Final price:

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