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ALEXANDRE YEVGENIEVICH YAKOVLEV

Russian Federation, 1887-1938

Portrait of a young Bando woman.

Unsigned. Arches watermark at left margin. Pencil notations "No. 13" and "reduce to 4" w" verso.
This portrait is similar to one sold at Aguttes Auctions, April 29, 2011, Lot #124 .
Provenance:
Purchased from Alexandra Yakovleva (1889-1979) in Paris, 1978.
The estate of a Rhode Island gentleman
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Between 1924 and 1925, Yakovlev took part in an African expedition sponsored by Andre Citroen, referred to as the "Black Cruise", or "Croisière Noire". His depictions of the people, the landscape and the culture were a big success, and as a result Yakovlev was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1926.
Charcoal, pastel and pencil on Arches paper, 25.5" x 19". Framed 31" x 22".

  • Condition: Possibly trimmed at lower margin. Some spotting and irregularities to paper, tape marks at top margin verso. Faint mat burn. Very light spotting lower left quadrant. Possible repair to legs, obscured by mat.

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