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    Sale 7440

    Important Russian Pictures

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 397

    Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)

    Étude pour des scènes de village à Capri

    Price Realised  


    Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)
    Étude pour des scènes de village à Capri
    signed and dated 'A Iacovleff/1924' (lower right)
    gouache on paper
    10¼ x 16¾ in. (25.7 x 42.5 cm.)

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    'Within two years of his arrival in Paris [in 1919], Iacovleff had an exhibition of his Chinese and Japanese paintings at a distinguished Paris gallery, and an eminent French art publisher, Lucien Vogel, issued a lavish book on his Asian work.
    Iacovleff was now making enough of an income to vacation with a group of fellow artists on the Mediterranean island of Port-Cross. An American artist who summered there with the same circle, the sculptor Malvina Hoffman, remembered him as "a dynamic, imaginative personality around whom an ever widening circle of friends revolved" and tells of his industriousness and his exuberant gift for friendship.'

    ibid. p. 29
    In 1924, with a similar group of artists, Iakovlev went to Capri.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    Exhibition catalogue, Alexandre Iakovleff - Itinérances, Paris, 2004, p. 149, no. 95, illustrated.


    Boulogne Billancourt, Musée des années 30, Alexandre Iacovleff - Itinérances, March - August 2004.