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Prince Paul Troubetzkoy, 1866-1938

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
32,500 GBP
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  • Prince Paul Troubetzkoy
  • The younger daughter of Mrs William K Vanderbilt
  • signed and dated: Paul Troubetzkoy 1910 and stamped C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE
  • bronze, dark brown patina
  • 52.5 by 23 by 36 cm., 20¾ by 9 by 14 1/8 in.

Catalogue Note

Around 1910 Troubetzkoy was commissioned to make portraits of the family of William Kissam Vanderbilt. These comprised standing portrait statuettes of William and his wife Virginia (née Fair), their two daughters and their thoroughbred horse. These were made probably in Paris at a time when the family where there on one of their many European trips which were often planned around William's passion for racing. In addition to this standing model of William K. Vanderbilt's younger daughter, exhibited in New York in 1911, Troubetzkoy also made a portrait bust of her, for which the plaster is preserved in the Museo del Paesaggio.

Catalogue of Sculpture by Prince Paul Troubetzoy Exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago February 1 to February 28, 1912,  no.29 & 30; Paolo Troubetzkoy 1866-1938, exhib. cat. Museo del Paesaggio, Verbania Pallanza, 1990, p.195, no.149