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Vladimir Vladimirovich Sakharov Papers, 1920-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/V.V. Sakharov
Bib ID 4078027 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sakharov, Vladimir Vladimirovich ; Fabergé , Eugène, 1874-1960
Title Vladimir Vladimirovich Sakharov Papers, 1920-1950
Physical Description 8 linear feet (16 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
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Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and an enormous number of notecards (that were collected over a twenty-year period for a proposed "Slovar' russkikh khudozhnikov") and several dozen notebooks containing entries to which the cards refer. Among the correspondents is Eugène Fabergé, whose letters contain information about the Fabergé dynasty of jewelers. Sakharov's manuscripts include essays on Ivan Bilibin, M. V. Rudaltsov, Mariia Bashkirtseva, Nikolai Globa and V. E. Borisov-Musatov. The cards containing information on artists are arranged alphabetically by artist and contain references to specific notebook entries. There are also bibliographic cards containing citations of articles on art in Russian and other languages. These are arranged by author. The notebooks are largely devoted to a particular artist or genre; others are designated by color and number, letter, number or not titled at all. There are also two sets of large notebooks which seem to belong to another series. There are a few photographs of artists (notably a 1939 photograph of Globa) and photographic reproductions of works by Bakst and Lukin among others. The collection contains approximately 11 exhibition catalogues dating from 1915 to 1940 and primarily relating to the exhibitions of Russian emigre artists in Paris. There are also 4 issues of "Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia" and some clippings dealing with Russian emigre artists.

  • Series I: Correspondence

  • Series II: Manuscripts

  • Series III: Cards on Artists

    Series contains cards with information on artists and references to collections containing their works as well as to articles about them. Arranged alphabetically by artist, according to the Latin alphabet.

  • Series IV: Bibliographic Cards

    Series contains cards with citations and bibliographic entries to works in Russian and other languages about Russian art. References to articles by Vladimir Stasov are most numerous. Cards arranged alphabetically by author.

  • Series V: Notebooks

    Notebooks are largely devoted to a particular artist or genre; others are designated by color and number, letter, number or not titled at all. There are also two sets of large notebooks which seem to belong to another series.

  • Series V: Visual Material

    Series consists of photographs and reproductions of paintings. There are a few photographs of artists, notably a 1939 photograph of Globa. Photographic reproductions include by Bakst's and Lukin's works among others.

  • Series VI: Printed Material

    Series contains approximately 11 exhibition catalogues dating from 1915 to 1940 and primarily relating to the exhibitions of Russian emigre artists in Paris (arranged chronologically). There are also 4 issues of "Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia" and some clippings dealing with Russian emigre artists.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Vladimir Vladimirovich Sakharov Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1961.

Papers Processed 04/--/81.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2020-10-05 Authorities and notes reviewed and updated, finding aid updated, ksd

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Catalogs (exhibition) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Aĭvazovskiĭ, Ivan Konstantinovich, 1817-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bakst, Lʹeon, 1866-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bashkirtseff, Marie, 1860-1884 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benua, Nikolaĭ Leontʹevich, 1813-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bilibin, Ivan I︠A︡kovlevich, 1876-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Borisov-Musatov, Viktor Ėlʹpidiforovich, 1870-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Globa, Nikolaĭ, 1859-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lukin, Aleksandr Petrovich Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rudalt︠s︡ov, M. V. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stasov, V. V. (Vladimir Vasilʹevich), 1824-1906 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Vladimir Vladimirovich Sakharov (1874-1960), Russian émigré painter, was born into a family of a famous Russian general, Vladimir Viktorovich Sakharov. He graduated from a privileged gymnasium in St. Petersburg and later became a student of the Academy of Arts. His family connections led him to meet a well-known Russian artist Mikhail Vrubel who became his mentor for many years and predicted a brilliant career for a young artist.

In 1914, as many other Russians, Sakharov was drafted into the army and served under his father's command in Romania. After the Bolshevik takeover, he immigrated to France.

He had never became famous, as Vrubel predicted, but he dedicated all his life to compiling a dictionary of Russian artists from the eleventh century until our days. He died in Paris in 1960 and his widow sold his papers to the Bakhmeteff archive at Columbia University.