PRINCE PAUL TROUBETZKOY
YOUNG LADY STANDING
signed and dated: Paul Troubetzkoy. 1931 and stamped with foundry mark: CIRE PERDUE A.VALSUANI
height 18¾ in.; 47.7 cm
Chocolate brown patina with green. Very minor surface abrasions. Lovely modeling.
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Prince Paul Troubetzkoy was uniquely placed to capture the glittering world of the international elite at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries. His father was an aristocratic Russian diplomat, his mother an American opera singer. He was born at Lake Maggiore in Italy and he spent his professional life between Moscow, Paris and New York. His social status and artistic accomplishments made him a celebrity in his own right.
This figure of an unknown woman with au courant hair style and dress, is likely to be a portrait of a member of high society.
G. Piantoni et al., Paolo Troubetzkoy 1866-1938, exh. cat., Museo del Paesaggio, Verbania Pallanza, 1990, p. 223
O. Wooton, Prince Paul Troubetzkoy: The Belle Epoque Captured in Bronze, exh. cat. Sladmore Gallery, London, 2008, pp. 6-15, no. 5