Sergei Chekhonin (1878-1936) Beast and egg

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Sergei Chekhonin (1878-1936) Beast and egg numbered N92 and illegibly inscribed (lower right) pencil, ink and watercolour on paper, unframed 5 1/8 x 7 in. (13 x 17.8 cm.) (3)together with a letter from Aleksei Remizov (1877-1957) awarding Chekhonin The Order of the Monkey, First Class, dated 29 January 1917: To our regal artist, Sergei Chekhonin, for his incomparable flowers and jewels, for his outstanding, fine brush, we award him the Order of the Monkey, First Class