Alexander Evgenievich Yakovlev
- Alexander Evgenievich Yakovlev
- signed in Latin, inscribed Paris and dated 1922 l.r.
- sanguine and charcoal on paper laid on canvas
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
European theatrical traditions, particularly the Commedia dell'arte, also left their mark on Yakovlev’s work. While still a student at the Imperial Academy, he and his close friend Shukhaev painted themselves as Pierrot and Harlequin in their famous double self-portrait from 1914, now at the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg.