2 June 2014
Alessio Issupoff (1889-1957)
signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian with title and dated 'A. Isupov 1923' (lower left); further signed and dated 'Alessio Issupoff 1933' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas laid down on board
17 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. (43.5 x 57.4 cm.)
Acquired by the previous owner in the 1930s.
Acquired by the present owner in Italy in the 1960s.
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