Catalogue: Important Russian Art Auction

15 Oct 2020

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Portrait of a Young Bando Woman

* 72. YAKOVLEV, ALEXANDER (1887–1938)

Portrait of a Young Bando Woman .

Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, 65 by 49.5 cm.
15,000–20,000 GBP

Provenance: Collection of Alexandra Yakovleva, the artist's sister.
Estate of a Rhode Island gentleman, c. 1978.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert O. Glebova.

The present work was created by Alexander Yakovlev during the famous 1924-1925 expedition across Central Africa and Madagascar organised by the Citroën automobile company. He was the official artist of the Croisière Noire, as the mission was called, with Georges-Marie Haardt as one of its leaders.



The photograph of the model for the present lot as illustrated in the exhibition catalogue Alexandre Iacovleff: itinérances, Paris, Somogy, 2004.

Portrait of a Young Bando Woman
Portrait of a Young Bando Woman

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