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Three Graces. Book illustration. Pencil, ink, paper. Signed in Cyrillic and dated 97(?)6 x 4", in original art nouveau frame.

Erotic ex-libris for N. Mironov. lithograph. Signed in Cyrillic in stone. [1912]. 8 x 6". Listed: K.A. Somov. Text by S. Ernst. St-Petersburg, St. Eugeni, 1918. p.107. Provenance: Collection N. M. Mironov, Moscow.

Erotic scene. Ink on paper. Silhouette, study for Book of Marquise ,signed lower left 8 x 6". [1918] . In original art nouveau frame

Salome. Signed and dated 1907 low left in Cyrillic, watercolor and pencil on paper laid on cardboard. 4x9” (10x22cm). In original art nouveau frame. Provenance: V. Kurdov collection, sold by his son to the previous owner.

Portrait of Alexander Block. Mixed media on paper, signed low right c 1900. 36 x 30cm. In original Russian hand-carved frame. Another later (1907) version of Alexander Block portrait by Somov is in GTG.

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)

Portrait of a Young Lady. Signed in Cyrillic, gouache, ink, pencil on silk. c. 1910. 3 x 4". Provenance: Braikevitch Collection; Original art nouveau frame

Masquerade (Colombine, Pierrot et al with fireworks in a parc). Gouache on paper, signed low right c 1915. 8.5x12 inches. Provenance: Mstislav Dobujinski, Vsevolod Dobujinski (stamp on the back). In original hand carved and parcel gilt baroque XVIII century European frame.

Bacchanalia. Chalk, pencil and watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1927 low left.22x41”.

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.

Summer day [A Meadow with Poultry]. Oil on canvas laid on board, signed and dated 1918 lower right 8 x 12".

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.

Fireworks in Venice. Gouache on paper, signed low center c 1915. 13x18 inches. Provenance: Mstislav Dobujinski, Vsevolod Dobujinski (stamp on the back).

Dame with the mask. Porcelain figure. SPB Porcelain Factory, 1906. h = 11".Illustrated in "Somov K. A.", text by E. Zhuravleva. Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1980, ill#49. Exhibited: “A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog).