Aleksandr Yakovlev (1887-1938)



“Portrait of Sergei Prokofiev”

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Russian / French

Sanguine on paper

Signed and dated “A. Iakovleff 1937” (lower right)

Mounted in a simple wooden frame behind plexiglass

Painting dimensions – height 29 in. (73,7 cm), width 21 in. (53,3 cm)
Frame dimensions – height 38 1/2 in. (97,8 cm), width 29 1/2 in. (74,9 cm)


Good overall condition. Some undulating and surface dirt along the edges, a few areas of light staining.
Unexamined out of frame.


Robert C. Vose Gallery Boston, consigned by the artist.
Acquired by Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco, 1945.
Private Collection, CA.

Russian Paintings and Works of Art, Christie’s New York, 18 April 2007, lot 30


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous music genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.

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