28 November 2007
Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
Study of a male nude
pencil, coloured pencil and watercolour on paper
inscribed in Russian and dated '1 Jan. 1932' (centre right)
14 9/16 x 11½ in. (37.2 x 29.1 cm.)
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A sketch for the present work can be found in Album no. 2, p. 61 (lot 46).
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