Konstantin Andreevich Somov

Sleeping Lady in a Room in 18th Century Dress

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300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Lot Details


Konstantin Andreevich Somov

1869 - 1939

Sleeping Lady in a Room in 18th Century Dress

signed in Cyrillic and dated 1919 l.r.

oil on canvas

Canvas: 29 by 43cm, 11½ by 17in.

Framed: 42 by 56cm, 16½ by 22in.

Commissioned from the artist by Bernhard Venyaminovich Elkan (?-1937), Petrograd
Collection of Anna (Netochka) Morisovna Elkan (1899-1962), wife of the above, Petrograd and Paris
Christie's London, Imperial and Post-Revolutionary Russian Art, 5 October 1989, lot 298 (The First Letter)
Yu.Podkopaeva and A.Sveshnikova, Konstantin Andreevich Somov: Pis'ma, dnevniki, suzhdeniya sovremennikov, Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1979, p.193 mentioned in a letter; p.557 referenced in a footnote