Lev Mikhailovich Khailov
Alexander Sergevich Pushkin (1799-1837), in profile to left, in brown coat, blue waistcoat and frilled cravat, curly hair
signed in Cyrillic and dated '87', gilt metal frame
rectangular, 2 x 1.3/8in. (58 x 35mm.); Alexander Sergevich Pushkin, facing right in black coat and stock, white waistcoat and frilled cravat; and his wife, Natalia Goncharova, facing left in blue dress with frilled border, a pink rose in her dressed hair
both signed in Cyrillic and dated, gilt metal frames
ovals, 3.1/8in. (80mm.) high See Front Cover Illustration (3)
Alexander Sergevich Pushkin is regarded as Russia's greatest poet. He married Natalia Goncharova in 1832. Her beauty attracted Baron Georges d'Anthes. Pushkin challenged him to a duel and was killed.