Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)

Portrait of Song Jian Zhong

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Aleksandr Evgen'evich Iakovlev (1887-1938)
Portrait of Song Jian Zhong
signed, inscribed and dated 'Sun Djian Djon/Karachaz/A Iacovleff
Karachaz/21 Oct. 1931' (lower left), Chinese calligrapy 'I have met an
expedition comprising of 11 people in September 1931. Iakovlev drew my portrait as a way for me to remember them,' stamp of Song Jian Zhong (upper right), artist's stamp (lower right)
charcoal and sanguine on paper 13½ x 10½ in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm.)