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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BEVERLY WHITNEY KEAN

Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov
SELF PORTRAIT
ACCÉDER AU LOT
157

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BEVERLY WHITNEY KEAN

Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov
SELF PORTRAIT
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Russian Paintings

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Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov
1881-1964
SELF PORTRAIT
signed in Latin and dated 912 l.l.
pencil and watercolour on paper
22 by 15cm, 8 3/4 by 6in.
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Provenance

Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York

Exposition

Ithaca, New York, Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art; New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Russian Art of the Revolution, 1971, no.3
New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Russian Avant-Garde: 1908-1922, 16 October 1971 - 29 February 1972, no.60

Bibliographie

Exhibition catalogue Russian Art of the Revolution, 1971, no.3 illustrated
Exhibition catalogue Russian Avant-Garde: 1908-1922, New York, 1971, p.99, no.60 listed

Description

The present lot comes from the collection of Beverly Whitney Kean (1921-2011), both a remarkable actress and art historian. In 1944, she starred in two Hollywood films alongside Anthony Quinn, Ladies of Washington and Irish Eyes Are Smiling. She visited Russia in 1959, and fascinated by the French paintings in Soviet museums, she decided to write about their original owners, Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov. Her book All the Empty Palaces: The Merchant Patrons of Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Russia was published in 1983. Based on extensive original research (she was the last person to interview Picasso’s legendary dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), the book is still considered the definite account of the two great Moscow collectors. She was a collector herself, at one point owning a Goncharova and an early Kandinsky.

Russian Paintings

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