Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

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Portrait of Sergei Troinitsky (1882-1946); and Portrait of Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) in Brittany visiting the Benois family

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Portrait of Sergei Troinitsky (1882-1946); and Portrait of Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) in Brittany visiting the Benois family
the first signed inscribed in Russian and dated 'S. N. Troinitskii/on a train/on his way from/Gatchina/VIII. 1919' (upper right), later signed, inscribed and dated 'Alexandre Benois/Mon cher ami/Le Directeur/musée de l'Ermitage/Serge Troïnitsky/IV. 45' (on the reverse): the second dated '9/VII 1905' (lower right); with signed authentication dated 1971 by Anne Benois-Tcherkessoff (on a label on the reverse)
the first pencil and sanguine on paper; the second pencil and watercolour on paper
the first 8½ x 6¾ in. (21.5 x 17 cm.); the second 8.7/8 x 7 in. (22.5 x 17.5 cm.)
The second with a study of a pillar on the reverse