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Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)
Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)

Kashmiri Dancers

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Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)
Kashmiri Dancers
signed 'A Jacovleff 1931' (lower right), partly visible pencil inscription on stretcher 'Danseurs Kachmiris'
black chalk and gouache on paper laid on board
59 x 78½in. (150 x 199.4cm.)

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This group of Kashmiri dancers and musicians was sketched in July 1931, while Iakovlev was the official artist of the trans-Asia expedition 'La Croisière Jaune' organised by the car manufacturer Citroën. A portrait of the dancer Astor, with his hands on his hips, was drawn on 15 July; see Lucien Vogel (ed.), Alexandre Jacovleff: Dessins et Peintures d'Asie, (Paris, 1934), plate 21.
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