Sergei Chekhonin (1878-1936)
The artist's wife sleeping
signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Sergei Chekhonin 1923' (lower right); further signed and inscribed in Russian 'Serge Tchekhonine/Petersburg' (on the reverse); with inscription from Alexandre Djanchieff 'Madame Tchekonine' (on the reverse)
pencil on card
5½ x 7 in. (13.7 x 18 cm.)
Acquired directly from Pierre Ino (1909-1989), stepson of the artist, by Alexandre Djanchieff in Paris in the late 1980s.
By descent to the present owner.