Aleksander Yakovlev (1887-1938)


“Sergei Koussevitsky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra”

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Russian / French

Charcoal and sanguine on paper

Signed and dated “A. Iakovleff 1936” (lower left); collector’s stamp Zorin Collection (lower right)

Mounted in a carved gilt-wood frame behind plexiglass

Painting dimensions – height 17 1/4 in. (43,8 cm), width 11 5/8 in. (29,5 cm)
Frame dimensions – height 26 in. (66 cm), width 20 1/4 in. (51,4 cm)


Drawing is in good condition. Scattered repaired chips to gilded frame.
Unexamined out of frame.


Peter P. Tretyakov Gallery, New York
Zorin collection, acquired from the above, circa 1970s
Private collection, acquired from the above.
Impressionist & Modern Art, Sotheby’s New York, 29 September 2007, lot 245


New York, Tretyakov Art Gallery, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Alexandre Jackovleff, 1959


Sergei Koussevitsky (1871-1951) was the renowned conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years.  He was a noble philanthropist and founder of orchestras and music festivals such as the Tanglewood Summer Music Academy in Massachusetts..

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