Important European Collection of Russian Art, plus Other Properties

30 May 2020

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Standing Nude

* 83. YAKOVLEV, ALEXANDER (1887–1938)

Standing Nude, signed with the artist's Chinese stamp and bearing the studio stamp.

Sanguine on paper, 93 by 48.5 cm.
20,000–30,000 GBP

Provenance: Collection of Comte Georges Martin du Nord. Private collection, USA.

Possibly, portrait of Anna Pavlova.

Due to Iacovleff's strong interest in Chinese art, he sometimes stamped his works with a Chinese seal as in this case with these drawings. This seal was his Chinese name and read Ya Kou Lo Fou, with the last character meaning “happiness”.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.