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    Sale 7537

    The Somov Collection

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 261

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)

    Study for a portrait of Mrs Nathalie Sedgwick Colby

    Price Realised  

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
    Study for a portrait of Mrs Nathalie Sedgwick Colby
    signed, inscribed and dated 'C. Somoff/New-York 1925/Mrs Natalie Colby' (lower left)
    pencil and coloured pencil on Roma paper
    13 3/16 x 11 1/16 in. (33.5 x 28 cm.)


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    Nathalie Sedgwick Colby (1875-1942) was an American writer, translator and author of novels, including 'Green Forest' and 'A man can build a house'.
    Somov befriended the author who in turn deeply valued her relationship with the artist. Unexpectedly, Mrs Colby, a novelist and friend, came over from New York...she's saying that I made a deep impression on her and that I taught her how to understand art...
    Letter dated 4 July 1931, p. 385

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