Bestiaire. Original drawing in India ink: Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich Bestiaire. Original drawing in India ink: Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich Bestiaire. Original drawing in India ink: Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich

Bestiaire. Original drawing in India ink

Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich

Published by NP, Paris, 1927
Condition: near fine
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6" x 3 3/4". Original finished drawing in India ink matted and framed in modern black wood (not examined out of the glass). This fascinating art work is typical for Remizov's almost childlike phantasmagoria. "Bestiare" depicts three allegoric figures, the pig, the beast and the bull. The piece assembled in three layers and dated Paris 1927 on the actual India ink drawing: Tthis drawing with its archaic figures is glued to a second layer serving as a frame for the drawing, and that glued to a third layer, serving as a second frame with name of the artist and title of the drawing inked to the bottom in Russian and French. The two frames are penned with different ink and have ornamental character. Remizov was born in Moscow and is known as a modernist writer and an expert calligrapher. In 1905 Remizov settled in St. Petersburg and started to imitate medieval folk tales but his whimsical stylizations of saints were ignored though his more traditional prose works brought him a great deal of publicity. He moved to Berlin in 1921 and on to Paris in 1923 where he published his response to the Russian Revolution under the title "Whirlwind Russia" (1927) and attracted the attention of luminaries like James Joyce. His reputation suffered gravely when he announced his interest in returning to Russia after W.W.II. In 2015 Remizov's calligraphic poem "Fox's Ball," based on the fable of Reynard the Fox, sold for $62,500 at a Bonham auction. Bookseller Inventory # 24534

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Title: Bestiaire. Original drawing in India ink

Publisher: NP, Paris

Publication Date: 1927

Book Condition:near fine

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