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LOCHAKOW, Arcadie [ЛОШАКОВ, Аркадий].

Village of Dagestan.

Stock Code
94011
1918
£850

Large view of a Dagestan village opening from the terrace of a traditional house. It was drawn by a Ukrainian born artist in the historically important period for this Caucasian region when it enjoyed a short-lived independence.

Located in the North Caucasus, Dagestan came under full Russian control at the end of the Russo-Persian War in 1828. However, the Empire struggled to retain control over the ethnically diverse region and in 1917 Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya declared independence from Russia and formed a single state 'United Mountain Dwellers of the North Caucasus'. The capital of the new state was moved to Temir-Khan-Shura in Dagestan. The state existed only for four years until in 1921 Russians occupied the country to incorporate it into the newly created Soviet state.

Lochakow studied painting in Odessa, later fighting as an officer in the Russian Army during the First World War. He settled in Paris

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Description

Charcoal on paper (47 x 63 cm), signed.

Bibliography

Sarkis Boghossian 'Armenian Iconography II' reproduces No. 889 p.151 - Paris, 1998.

Stock ID:94011

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