VASILY SHUKHAEV (1887-1973) "(+)" Portrait of a Man

Lot 209bis
7 0009 000
signed, inscribed and dated ‘B Schoukaeff Paris 1931’ (lower right), inscribed in pencil ‘Prokofiev’ (on the reverse of the frame) sanguine and charcoal on paper 50 x 35 cm An inscription in pencil on the back, apparently by the hand of the artist, identifies the sitter as Sergey Prokofiev. Both artists were exiles in Paris, Shukhaev painted Prokofiev’s portrait in Paris in 1932. Alternatively it has been suggested that the sitter is Boris Bakhmeteff. ⊕ This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (5.5%) (EU) and administrative customs broker fees.