Alexandre Jacovleff 1887-1938
N04989 A Coolie 1931
Inscribed 'Roman Mir | Tragbal | Juillet 1931 | A. Jacovleff' b.l.
Pastel on paper, 29 5/8 x 21 7/8 (75.5 x 55.5)
Presented anonymously 1939
Prov:Purchased by the donor from Mme A. Jacovleff, the artist's mother, 1939
Exh:Alexandre Iacovleff Peintre attaché à l'Expédition Citroën Centre-Asie ... Exposition de Peintures et Dessins, Galerie J. Charpentier, Paris, May-June 1933 (227) as 'Roman Mir (Tragbal). Himalaya Pamirs'
Made, like N04988, in the course of the Citroën Trans-Asiatic Expedition. Probably a portrait of one of the coolies who helped the expedition across the very difficult mountain tracks of the Himalayas from Srinagar past Tragbal over the Burzil Pass. He appears to be a man from Hunza…