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MERIMÉE, Prosper; SOLOMKO, Sergey Sergeevich (illustrator).

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Stock Code
99730
Paris, Ferroud, 1911
£12,500

Sergey Sergeevich Solomko (1859-1926) was a well-known Russian watercolourist and illustrator. Born in St Petersburg, he later attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture before working for Mir Isskustva as an illustrator. After numerous exhibitions at the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg, Solomko gained notoriety abroad, winning a prize at the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893.

With the dawn of the new century his popularity as an artist led him to the Imperial Porcelain Factory where he began work for Carl Fabergé. His most prominent work for Fabergé was a painting on a bridal fan presented to the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna on 27th July 1901 by her brother Emperor Nicholas II on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Peter of Oldenburg.

Of particular distinction is Solomko's style which was inspired by medieval Russian compositions and was the impetus behind many of his costume designs. His

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Unique copy on papier japon; 8vo (21.5 x 14.5 cm); illustrated with 26 original gouaches signed by Sergey Solomko in place of the 25 engravings by Gaston Vuillier, 5 of which are full-page; red morocco, gilt doublures with yellow silk, marbled endpapers, spine in six parts with rasied bands, gilt title and date, a.e.g.; in excellent condition.

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