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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)

Design for a poster

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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
Design for a poster
signed in Cyrillic 'K. Somov' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and gouache on board
21 5/8 x 14½ in. (55 x 36.9 cm.)
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Lot Essay

This is a design for a commercial poster for the Russian Art exhibition held in the USA in 1924. I promised to do a poster for the exhibition, even though it isn't my speciality...
Letter dated 1 February 1924, p. 230

The final version of the poster for the exhibition depicted B. Kustodiev's work Likhach [A Good Coachman]: Kustodiev's 'Coachman' was reproduced on posters displayed in the streets and in the windows of shops, redrawn in simple colours by the artist Zakharov.
Letter dated 4 April 1924, p. 237

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