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Portrait of an Unknown Woman (On a Turf Bench). 1909

Troubetzkoy Paolo,
44 х 46 х 44

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1945 от А. И. Закгейм, Ленинград


This portrait is an excellent example of the Impressionist sculptures of Paolo Troubetzkoy. The sculptor’s works were admired and reproduced in the magazine World of Art. An independent, vivacious and extremely European artist, Troubetzkoy’s oeuvre was very close to Sergei Diaghilev’s own heart. In one of his articles, Diaghilev announced: “Our generation hankers, above all, for beauty.”

Author's Biography

Troubetzkoy Paolo

Troubetzkoy Paolo (Pavel Petrovich)
1866, Intra, Italy — 1938, Villa Cabianca near Pallanza, Italy
Sculptor, portraitist, animalist. Worked in private studios in Milan (from 1884) and his own studio (from 1885). Contributed to exhibitions in Italy, France, Russia and the United States. Won the grand prix at the World Exhibition in Paris (1900) and a gold medal at the International Exhibition in Dresden (1901). Lived in Russia (1897– 1906). Taught at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1897–1906). Designed the equestrian statue of Emperor Alexander III in St Petersburg (1899–1906). Founding member of the World of Art. Lived in Italy, Russia, France (1906–1914) and the United States (1914–1920).

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