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Sketch-book

  • Object:

    Sketch-book

  • Place of origin:

    Russia (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. mid-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Larionov, Mikhail Fyodorovich, born 1881 - died 1964 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil

  • Museum number:

    E.881-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 91, shelf B, box 29

Physical description

Sketch-book of white wove paper bound in paper boards.
Contents: (1) Two women, one clothed and the other nude. (2) Three women dressed in the fashion of late 1920s. (3) Woman's head in profile. (4) Girl's face in the style of Matisse. (5) Two women and child. (6) Portrait of a woman with a necklace. (7) Portrait of a woman. (8) Portrait of a woman. (9) A woman sitting at a table with a coffee pot and a cup. (10) A woman standing by a table; two dogs, a girl and a pigeon. (11) Half-dressed woman on one knee. (12) nudes woman on one knee. (13) Nude woman with her hands behind her back. (14) Scene in a bar: one woman standing in the foreground, two sitting on high stools with their backs turned and a barman in the background. (15) three women, two sitting and one standing. (16) Two women walking. (17) Girl with a filigree necklace. (18) Man in a bar with a barmaid filling glasses. (19) Woman cook in a restaurant. (20) A couple at a café table with carafe and two glasses. (21) A couple at a table with two small glasses in front of them. (22) Portrait of a girl with a filigree necklace. (23) Girl in apron. (24) Woman sitting on a bench. (25) Portrait of a woman in hat in profile. (26) Girl with a glass of wine in front of her and a man's face in the background. (27) Girl's face and a glass of wine. (28) Portrait of a woman. (29) Portrait of a woman. (30) Woman sitting in a cafe. (31) Girl seen from behind. (32) Woman seen from behind. (33) Couples on a dance floor. (34) Woman walking under an umbrella. (35) man reading a newspaper at a restaurant table. (36) Sketch of an interior. (37) Three styled sketches of women: a motif taken from Larionov's early series of prostitutes (1912). (38) Woman in a hat sitting with her elbow on a table. (39) Woman with her head on a cushion. (40) Man in apron. (41) Three half-undressed standing women. (42) Two sketches of stylised women. (43) Nude woman on a bed. (44) Dancing couple. (45) Two dancing couples. (46) Two dancing couples. (47) man and two women standing. (48) three standing women. (49) Two dancing couples. (50) Dancing couple. (51) Dancing couple. (52) Two dancing couples. (53) Dancing couple. (54) Two dancing couples. (55) Dancing couple. (56) Two man and a woman sitting at a café table. (57) Dancing couple. (58) Idealised portrait of a girl in front of a bar. (59) Woman. (60) Woman. (61) Woman. (62) Woman with two stylised figures in background. (63) Three women: one nude and two dressed. (64) Woman in bed. (65) Nude woman sitting on a bed and combing her hair.

Place of Origin

Russia (possibly, made)

Date

ca. mid-1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Larionov, Mikhail Fyodorovich, born 1881 - died 1964 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil

Marks and inscriptions

(6) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(20) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(21) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(22) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(23)
(?) pink body turquoise. Light coffee with milk.
Inscribed in Russian.

(24) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(25) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(43) M. L.
Signed with a monogram.

(64) M. L. 908
Signed with a monogram and inscribed.

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Length: 17 cm

Object history note

On grounds of style the sketch-book can be dated approximately mid-1930s. The date (?) 908 on (64) presumably had some special meaning for Larionov and cannot refer to the actual date when the drawing was made.
Purchased form the artist in 1961.

Descriptive line

Sketch-book by Mikhail Larionov; ca. mid-1930s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 41, cat. 154.

Subjects depicted

Café; Nude; Necklace; Dog; Bar; Man; Woman; Bar; Barmaid

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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