28 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
Portrait of Camille Meyer
signed in ink, inscribed and dated 'Constantin Somoff/Paris Nov. 1928' (lower left)
pastel on coloured paper laid down on cardboard
15½ x 11 in. (39.4 x 28 cm.)
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As a young man, Camille Meyer posed for Somov for some time.
My other model is a beautiful half-Serb half-Hungarian with a dark complexion, Mefodii found him, and I draw him...
Letter dated 8 November 1928, p. 345
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