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Alexandre Iacovleff (1887-1938)
Alexandre Iacovleff (1887-1938)

Fire in the bush at Yalinga

Alexandre Iacovleff (1887-1938)
Fire in the bush at Yalinga
signed, inscribed and dated 'Yalinga/1925/A Iacovleff' (lower right)
oil on canvas
21 x 17¾ in. (53 x 45 cm.)
Acquired directly from the artist by the Duchess de Gramont, born Princess Maria Ruspoli.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in the 1970s.
Exhibition catalogue, Alexandre Iacovleff: Exposition de peinture et dessins, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 1926, listed p. 5, no. 58.
Paris, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Alexandre Iacovleff: Exposition de peintures et dessins, 7-23 May 1926, no. 58.

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Léon Poirier's film, which documents the Croisière Noire depicts the expedition team taking part in a hunt in the African bush, using fire to smoke out their prey. Poirier's footage allows us to date this oil to between the end of January and early February 1925.

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