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

Fire in the bush at Yalinga

Details
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.)
Provenance
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.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Alexandre Iacovleff: Exposition de peinture et dessins, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 1926, listed p. 5, no. 58.
Exhibited
Paris, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Alexandre Iacovleff: Exposition de peintures et dessins, 7-23 May 1926, no. 58.

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Lot Essay

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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