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    Sale 7537

    The Somov Collection

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 259

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)

    Three sketch albums: Album no. 1, 1929-1930 (77 pages); Album no. 3, 1930-1936 (61 pages); Album no. 5, 1935-1936 (69 pages)

    Price Realised  

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
    Three sketch albums: Album no. 1, 1929-1930 (77 pages); Album no. 3, 1930-1936 (61 pages); Album no. 5, 1935-1936 (69 pages)
    each album containing pencil studies
    16½ x 10½ in. (42 x 27 cm.); 16½ x 10½ in. (42 x 27 cm.); 21¼ x 16½ in. (54 x 42 cm.)
    The album with spiral metal wire binding and cardboard covers (3)


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    Album no. 3
    pp. 1-2: Studies for 'Daphnis et Chloe'.
    pp. 3-4: Study for 'Puppet theatre', a work that Somov planned to add to his London exhibition in 1930.
    p. 7: Study for 'Still life: interior' in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (L. Salmina-Haskell, Russian Paintings and Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1989, no. 137).
    p. 10: Study for the menu, lot 219.
    p. 48: Study of the garden at Grandvilliers, used later in the compositions 'A summer's evening in the countryside', lot 258, and 'View of Granvilliers, Normandy', lot 231.

    Album no. 5
    p. 28: Study for 'A dancing couple', lot 226.
    p. 30: A further study for 'A dancing couple', lot 226.

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