• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 447

    Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967)

    Portrait of Aleksandr Petrovich Prokopenko (1886-1954)

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    Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967)
    Portrait of Aleksandr Petrovich Prokopenko (1886-1954)
    inscribed in Russian and dated 'To Aleksandr Petrovich Prokopenko/from Z. Serebriakova/19 November 1926' (upper left)
    pastel on paper
    24½ x 18¼ in. (62.3 x 46.3 cm.)
    Executed in 1926


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    Aleksandr Prokopenko was an oculist, a man of letters and a public figure. He was born in Kharkov and fought in both World War I and the Civil War before emigrating to France.

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