Alexei Alexeievich Harlamoff


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Status, price and estimation of the artist Alexei Alexeievich Harlamoff

Price of a painting: 1,200 – 454,900 €.

Price of a drawing: 290 – 11,000 €.

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A brilliant student

Alexei Alexeievich Harlamoff was a Russian painter born in 1840 to a family of serfs who obtained their freedom in 1850. He studied from 1854 at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. Thanks to the numerous awards he received for his works until 1868, he won a scholarship from the Academy so that he could study in Paris in 1869.

Becoming a prized and award-winning artist

In November of the following year, the Academy of Arts commissioned him to copy a painting by Rembrandt, Anatomy Lesson by Dr. Tulp. He met Léon Bonnat in 1872 and that same year won a bronze medal at the World Exhibition in Vienna.

In 1874, he painted a portrait of the engraver Pozhalostin at an exhibition of the Imperial Academy, which earned him the title of academician.

But real success started to come when he exhibited at the Salon the portraits of Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Louis Viardot which attracted the attention of the Parisian press. It was at this time that he began to be quite favoured by English art dealers.

In 1876, he joined the Society for Art Exhibitions at the Imperial Academy of Arts. The following year he also became a member of the Association of Russian Artists for Mutual Support and Charity Abroad.

In 1878, he exhibited his paintings simultaneously at the Salon and at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. In addition, his portrait of Alexander F. Onegin was awarded a second-class medal. In 1879 he collaborated in the decoration of the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral in Moscow and was invited to exhibit in the elitist “Circle of the Artistic Union”. He also participated for the first time in the travelling art exhibition in Russia. Ivan Kramskoi later convinced him to leave the Imperial Academy Association to join the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions, which he did in 1880. He took part in many prestigious exhibitions during this decade, notably at the Glasgow International Exhibition where he managed to impress Queen Victoria with his paintings. The following year he joined the committee of the World’s Fair in Paris where he exhibited eleven of his paintings.

Knight of the Legion of Honour

In 1891, Harlamoff organised the 50th anniversary of Bogoliubov’s jubilee. Upon Bogoliubov’s death in 1896, Harlamoff was nominated for the chair of the Association of Russian Artists for Mutual Support and Charity based in Paris. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1900 and received the medal of Saint Vladimir (fourth class) two years later.

Recognising Harlamoff’s signature

Like many artists, Harlamoff did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of a signature in order to give you a first idea. Variations of this signature exist: do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to authenticate a signature in a formal way.

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