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Auction: Russian Literature and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 26 June 2013
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Estimate: US$0
Price realised:  US$12,500
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Photograph Signed, albumen print cabinet card, 6 1/2 by 4 3/8 inches, c.1891, by Wladimir Wysocki, Kiev, minor surface scuffs. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED FOR THE POET ALEKSANDR ALEKSEEVICH KONDRATEV on the verso: "To my dear Alek, from your beloved old teacher. I. Annenskii." Kondratev has added at the top: "I. Annenskii. Kiev, 9 April 1891." Before he emerged as a major Russian Symbolist poet, I.F. Annenskii taught classical languages and ancient literature in a gymnasium in Tsarskoe Selo. He served as its director from 1886 until he died suddenly in 1909. Among those who attended the school were the poet Anna Akhmatova and her future husband, the poet Nikolai Gumilev.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Russian Literature and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 26 Jun 2013
Address: Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]

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