Alexandre Jacovleff Nude c.1937–8

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Nude
Date c.1937–8
Medium Tempera on paper
Dimensions Support: 502 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously 1939
Reference
N04991
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Catalogue entry

Alexandre Jacovleff 1887-1938

N04991 Nude c.1937-8

Stamped with a seal b.r.
Tempera on paper, 19 3/4 x 11 (50 x 28)
Presented anonymously 1939
Prov: Purchased by the donor from Mme A. Jacovleff, the artist's mother, 1939

The figure (naked except for black stockings and shoes) holds a carnival mask to her face and on the right is reflected in a looking-glass. It is possible that some allegory of Vanity is intended.

See also the note on N04990.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.373, reproduced p.373

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