Kiss. Watercolor on paper, signed with initials C. S. lower left, 1904. Oval 4 x 7" (11,5x17 cm). Listed: K.A. Somov. Text by S. Ernst. St-Petersburg, St. Eugeni, 1918. p. 100. Illustrated in “Jugend”, 1905, N33; SOMOV K. Text by I. Pruzhan, Moscow, 1972, p. 54, ill.#28; SOMOV K. A. Text by Korotkina, Hudojnik Rossii SPB 2004, p.59 . Bibliography: “A Time to Gather… Russian Art From Foreign Private collections”, State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Palace Editions,2008, illustrated on p.25.
Provenance: Collection A.P. Langovoi; Collection T. V. Heltser (signed on the back) Moscow; Sotheby's, London 20-Feb-1985 lot: 269; Aguttes, Drouot Richelieu, Vente Tableaux XIXe et Modernes, Paris, April 02, 2010, lot 82. In American, 20th century, Arts Crafts hand carved & gilded cassetta-style frame with canvas inner slip, made by Newcomb-Macklin (inscribed 6x8 # 9321 GGL 13.0 – similar frame is illustrated in Newcomb-Macklin Frame Catalog 1938, n 9349 p28)
Marquise - miniature, book illustration. Watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1927 upper left. 2 x 2". Provenance: Raydon Gallery. In original French bronze hand-embossed art nouveau frame. Another later version of the similar drawing fron the Braikevitch collection is in Ashmolean Museum and published in Russian Paintings and Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, text by Larissa Salmina-Haskell, Oxford, 1989, p. 82 #119 (illustrated)
Sleeping Young Woman. Watercolor, gouache on paper laid on canvas, signed and dated 1917 /lower left 7 x 9". Has gallery label “Lemaire Fils, Paris” on the backing cardboard and also an inscription Hewley 187672. Provenance: Girshman Collection (inscribed in Russian on the back “Collection V. O. Girshman, #21 and numbered one more time N43); Raydon Gallery. Variant in GTG, Moscow reproduced in "Somov K. A." Text by E .Zhuravleva, Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1980. Ill#97.
In original Italian 19th Century tortoise shell and ivory inlaid frame with cavetto sight, leaf decoration to the freeze with mask heads to the centers and eared corners, scotia, and cushion-molded back edge.
View of the Garden from Verandah [Martyshkino]. Oil/canvas, signed and dated 1896 lower left 11 x 14". Compare: Christies, sale 28 Nov 2007London lots 218, 231,237. Bibliography: “A Time to Gather… Russian Art From Foreign Private collections”, State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Palace Editions,2008, illustrated on p.25.
. In original Italian XVI century Sansovino frame.