Russian ballet (1930). Konstantin Somov (Russian, 1869-1939). Bodycolour within a delineated border in black ink on cream paper. Ashmolean Museum. After emigration to France, Somov continued to draw amorous scenes of 18th century subjects, which made him known in St. Petersburg. Also, Somov painted portraits and drew a series of watercolors dedicated to the Russian ballet, of which this is an example.