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VALENTIN ALEXANDROVICH SEROV (1865-1911) Preparatory sketch for "The Meeting" (circa 1898). Graphite on paper. Bears on the back a label and annotation in Russian "Work by V. A. Serov, certificate by O. F. Serova". Graphite on paper. Bears on the back a label and an annotation in Russian. H 19 x W 27,5 cm (at sight) - H 7 1/2 x W 10 7/8 in. RELATED WORK This is the preparatory sketch for the work "The Meeting", an oil on canvas painted in 1898 and kept in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. PROVENANCE - Probably from the collection of Olga Feodorovna Serova (1865-1925). - Acquired by I. N. Feitelierg (?) at a charity auction for the Soviets, April 23, 1917. - Collection of Hugo Fränkel (died 1940) and Olga Fränkel, née Schiller (died 1954). - Their son, Jury Fränkel (1899-1971). - Then by descent. Fränkel family The name of the Fränkel family has been linked since 1848 to several generations of fur and tobacco merchants based mainly in Leipzig, in one of the oldest streets of the city called Le Brülh. Hugo Fränkel and his wife Olga Fränkel, née Schiller, shared a passion for art and in particular for painting. He had his portrait painted by Philippe Maliavine in 1934 (portrait from the same collection sold on June 28, 2022, lot no. 23), she was portrayed several times under the brush of Leonid Pasternak. They passed on to their son, Jury, born in 1899, the family business and the taste for collecting. He became a formidable businessman, especially in auctions dedicated to tobacco and furs organized by the Soyuzpushnina company. If Jury Fränkel marked his time for his business acumen, he was also the author of one of the first reference books on the fur and hide industry entitled "Jury Fränkel's Smokers' Handbook". The final edition was published in 1988, three years after his death in 1971 in Lagny sur Marne.
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