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

The Grand Staircase, Gardens of Versailles

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Konstantin Somov (1869-1939)
The Grand Staircase, Gardens of Versailles
signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian and dated 'K. Somov/October 97. Paris.' (lower left)
pencil, watercolour, gouache and pastel on card
8 7/8 x 18 ½ in. (22.5 x 47.1 cm.)
Executed in 1897
Provenance
Probably, Huge Walpole (1884-1941), England.
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 18 November 1998, lot 7.
Acquired by the present owner in Paris in 1999.
Literature
Probably, S. Ernst, K. A. Somov, St Petersburg, 1918, listed p. 91.
Exhibition catalogue, 101 Masterpieces. Russian Graphic Art 1790-1920, Paris, 1999, illustrated p. 30, listed p. 86, no. 63.
L. Korotkina, Konstantin Andreevich Somov, St Petersburg, 2004, illustrated p. 39, listed pp. 254 and 259.
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie de la Scala, 101 Masterpieces. Russian Graphic Art 1790-1920, 1999, no. 63.

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