AKHMATOVA, ANNA.  1889-1966.

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AKHMATOVA, ANNA. 1889-1966.

US$ 20,000 - 25,000
£ 16,000 - 20,000
AKHMATOVA, ANNA. 1889-1966.
Photograph Signed and Inscribed, gelatin silver print portrait, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches, inscribed on the verso to Sergei Dmitrievich Spasskii. Minor wear.

A second generation photograph warmly inscribed in ink on verso to a fellow poet: "To Sergei Dmitrievich Spaskii with gratitude for the poems and meetings. Anna Akhmatova. 31 June 1939 Leningrad." While studying at Moscow University, Spaskii met Mayakovsky and Pasternak and joined the avant-garde. He was an editor and wrote propaganda verse for the war effort. He was arrested in 1951 and sentenced to ten years at hard labor but was released in 1954. Photo and inscription reproduced in Boris Varava, Vospominaniya sibirskogo knizhnika i antikvara (Moscow: Sredi Kollektsionerov, 2013).
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AKHMATOVA, ANNA.  1889-1966.
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