MacDougall Auctions 12-18 June 2008

12 June 2008

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of Camille Meyer

173. SOMOV, CONSTANTINE 1869-1939

Portrait of Camille Meyer signed, inscribed "Paris" and dated 1928.

Pastel on coloured paper, 39 by 28 cm.

Camille Meyer was a young male model for Somov.

"My other model is a beautiful half-serb half-hungarian with a dark complexion, Mefodii found him, and I draw him..."
A letter dated 9 November 1928 from Y.N. Podkopaeva and A.N. Sveshnikova: Konstantin Andreeich Somov. Pis'ma. Dnevniki. Suzhdenia Sovremennikov, Moscow 1979.

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