• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 527

    Piotr Sokolov (1787-1848)

    Portrait of Count Alexei Alexeevich Bobrinsky (1800-1868)

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    Piotr Sokolov (1787-1848)
    Portrait of Count Alexei Alexeevich Bobrinsky (1800-1868)
    signed and dated 'Socolow 1827' (centre left, below the arm); inscribed 'Alexis Bobrinsky' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, on paper laid down on blue paper
    9 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (23.2 x 17.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1827


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    Provenance

    Nicholas Lynn, London.


    Literature

    M. Baruch & I. Sakharova, Russian Portraits in Watercolour, 1825-1855, Paris, 1994, pp. 143 and 144, illustrated.
    Exhibition catalogue, Piotr Feodorovich Sokolov. Russian intimate Portraits, Moscow, Pushkin Museum, 2003, illustrated p. 65, no. 77.


    Exhibited

    Moscow, Museum of Private Collections, Pushkin's Contemporaries: 100 Portraits in Watercolour from a Parisian Collection, May - July 1999. Moscow, Pushkin Museum, 'I see myself as if in a mirror...' Contemporaries of A. C. Pushkin in the Portraits of P. F. Sokolov, 2003, no. 77.