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    Sale 5131

    Russian Icons and Pictures Including works by Non-Conformist Artists

    29 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1116

    Alexandra D'Alheim-Pushkina (late 19th Century)

    The fishmonger's wife

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    Alexandra D'Alheim-Pushkina (late 19th Century)
    The fishmonger's wife
    signed 'J-e Limosin D'Alheim' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    58½ x 35½ in. (148.5 x 90 cm.)

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    Alexandra Pushkina was born in Moscow circa 1850. She married the Russian landscape painter Jean D'Alheim (1832 Kursk, Russia-1894 Paris), a pupil of A. Calame. Her husband belonged to a Russian noble family of French origin who had been living in Russia since 1792. Their ancestor, Baron Jean-Baptist D'Alheim de Limosin (Russian spelling: Dalgeim de Limusen) was a nobleman from Elsass who fled the French Revolution into Russia. Upon his arrival he changed his first name to Ivan Ivanovich. The D'Alheim family is included in the noble family register of the Kursk Province. After Alexandra and Jean's wedding, the young couple left Russia and settled in Paris, where Jean founded a painting school. His wife became, most probably, one of his pupils.
    Alexandra was known as a painter of still-lifes and portraits. She used often pseudonyms such as Jeanne Pushkin.

    A work of a similar subject matter titled The Fish market hall in Arles is in the collection of the Museum of Nice.

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