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    Sale 7537

    The Somov Collection

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 232

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)

    Double portrait of V. Budanova-Uspenskaya

    Price Realised  

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
    Double portrait of V. Budanova-Uspenskaya
    signed and dated 'C. Somov/1933' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    18 1/16 x 15 in. (46 x 38 cm.)


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    The present oil is a study for a portrait in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, catalogued as 'Portrait of T. Braikevich' (see L. Salmina-Haskell, Russian paintings and drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1989, no. 133, pp. 88, 90).

    Regarding the present work, Somov wrote: Recently I have been working on the head of a young woman, two poses on one canvas...I conceived it as one single painting that I want to paint this winter...
    Letter dated 19 September 1933, p. 407

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