Alexander Orlovsky (1777-1832)
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Alexander Orlovsky (1777-1832)

Self-portrait as a young man with skull

Details
Alexander Orlovsky (1777-1832)
Self-portrait as a young man with skull
signed with initials, signed in Persian and dated '18 AO 09,/Orlovsky' (upper left)
pencil, ink and watercolour on paper
6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm.)
Provenance
Aleksander and Walentyna Janta-Polczynski, New York.
Acquired from the above in 1971.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Alexander Orlowski (1777-1832): A Selection of his Work from the Collection of Dr R. Krystyna Tolczynska Dietrich and the late Albert George Dietrich, Hanover, 1973, p. 7, no. 10.
C. Czaplinski, Polish Art Collections in America, Warsaw, 2005, illustrated p. 141.
Exhibited
Hanover, The Hopkins Centre Art Galleries Dartmouth College, Alexander Orlowski (1777-1832): A Selection of his Work from the Collection of Dr R. Krystyna Tolczynska Dietrich and the late Albert George Dietrich, 1973, no. 10.
Special notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

Orlovsky often wrote his surname, not in Russian or in French but with Persian letters (Baron N. Wrangel, 'Romanticism in painting during Alexander's epoch and the Great Patriotic War of 1912', Starye Gody [The old days], June-September 1908, p. 393.

For further information on this artist and the collection of Dr R. Krystyna Tolczynska please see lot 31.

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