The artist is Yakovlev
The painting "violinist" was created in Italy. From the letters of Yakovlev to d. N. Cardovsky knows that the portrait depicts a professional musician, seriously ill with progressive paralysis, "very interesting in appearance with an old face, despite 37 years". The artist handed over the individual features of his model with great attention and at the same time transformed nature. “I dressed him up in a completely fictional suit, which, perhaps, would have approached (like himself all) he stands against the tales of Gozzi against the backdrop of architecture. This massive part with a loggia is architecture from above, the building is either a palace or a theater of puppets, and there are several figures in the loggia, also either people or puppets ”. (AT. Prince.).
Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 113.