Savelii Sorin (1878-1953)
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Savelii Sorin (1878-1953)

Portrait of Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978)

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Savelii Sorin (1878-1953)
Portrait of Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978)
signed in Cyrillic and dated twice 'S. Sorin 1915' (lower right)
colour pencil, charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on board
22 ¾ x 17 1/8 in. (57 x 43.3 cm.)
Provenance
Estate of Mary Eitingon; Doyle, New York, 19 February 2003, lot 75.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, A World of Stage: Russian Designs for Theater, Opera, and Dance, Tokyo, 2007, illustrated p. 164, no. 184, incorrectly identified as Anna Pavlova.
A. Purvis, et al., The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design, New York, 2009, illustrated p. 22, listed p. 23.
Exhibited
Tokyo, Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, A World of Stage: Russian Designs for Theater, Opera, and Dance, 17 April-28 October 2007, no. 184, incorrectly catalogued as 'Anna Pavlova'.
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We are grateful to Vladimir Sorin, the grandson of the artist, for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot.

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