By Constantin Somov. Arkadien 1922. With ten etchings a. a handcouloured vignette. No. 1 of 10 of the special edition printed on Imperial Japan. Total no. of copies 30. Original vellum portfolio. - Russian painter a. draughtsman, son of the director of the Eremitage, studied at the St. Petersburg academy under I. Repin as well as 1897-99 at the Académie Colarossi in Paris, was among the founders of Mir Iskusstva, in 1923 he emigrated to Paris, worked among others for "Jugend". - Mus.: Moskau (Tretjakoff-Gal.), St. Petersburg, Helsinki. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Bown.