MacDougall Auctions 12-18 June 2008

12 June 2008

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of Mrs Hoffman in a Hat

* 80. YAKOVLEV, ALEXANDER 1887-1938

Portrait of Mrs Hoffman in a Hat signed, inscribed "Capri", with dedication and dated 1932.

Sanguine on paper, 66 by 48 cm.

Provenance: The Hoffman Family, who acquired works directly from the artist.

The twin artists Ruth & Helen Hoffman, authors of Our Arabian Nights (1940). They met Yakovlev in Paris, they also saw him in Iraq during his Citroen Expedition through the Middle East.

This work will be included in the book on Alexander Yakovlev prepared by V. Kruglov, the State Russian Museum.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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