T00654 River Scene 1929
Inscribed 'C. Somof | 1929 | Paris' b.r.
Gouache on brownish greenish paper laminated onto cardboard, 14 3/16 x 17 1/2 (36.1 x 44.4)
Bequeathed by Peter Provatoroff 1964
Prov: Peter Provatoroff, London (either purchased from the artist through M.V. Braikevich c.1932-3 or at the Galitzine Gallery 1930)
Exh: [?Constantine Somov Paintings, Prince Vladimir Galitzine Gallery, London, June-July 1930 (55) as 'Old-World Russian Country Life']
A romantic evocation of old-world country pleasures is a characteristic feature of this artist's work.
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.696, reproduced p.696