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    Sale 7537

    The Somov Collection

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)

    The rest

    Price Realised  

    Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
    The rest
    signed, inscribed and dated 'C. Somov/Mai 1933' (lower centre)
    pencil, watercolour and gouache on bristol paper, feigned circle
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diameter


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    Lots 223, 224 and 225 are from a series entitled 'The male Bouchers' which Somov conceived and began to work on in May 1933:
    I began work on a series of miniature watercolours on the theme of 'The male Bouchers' (nudes à la Boucher). I have many sketches of 'nus' from nature, the largest part of which is with Daphnis. I have chosen many of my croquis and perhaps this series will consist of ten or twelve works. It will be a pleasant, somewhat scandalous ensemble.
    Letter dated 7 May 1933, pp. 401-402

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