Paolo Troubetzkoy, [Prince Pavel Petrovich], 1866-1938 lev nikolaevich tolstoy, half-length portrait signed Paolo Troubetzkoy bronze.

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Paolo Troubetzkoy, [Prince Pavel Petrovich], 1866-1938 lev nikolaevich tolstoy, half-length portrait signed Paolo Troubetzkoy bronze, dark drown patina 36 by 28 by 29cm., 14 by 11 by 11Iin. The half-length portrait of Tolstoy is perphaps Troubetzkoy's best known model. In 1899 the sculptor persuaded the famous Russian author to sit for his portrait. During a two-week stay at Tolstoy's estate of Yasnaya Polyana, Troubetzkoy made four variant portraits: a model and life-size versions of the bust and two equestrian portraits. All the portraits were exhibited at the Venice International Exhibition in 1899 and in the following year at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Similar models of Tolstoy were exhibited: London, Hayward Gallery, The Twilight of the Tsars, 7th March-19th May 1991, ill. p.177 London, Royal Academy, 1900: Art at the Crossroads, January-3rd April 2000 Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou and Moscow, Pushkin Museum, Paris-Moscow 1900-1930, 3rd June-4th October 1981. Paolo Troubetzkoy, [Prince Pavel Petrovich], 1866-1938 lev nikolaevich tolstoy, half-length portrait signed Paolo Troubetzkoy bronze, dark drown patina 36 by 28 by 29cm., 14 by 11 by 11Iin. The half-length portrait of Tolstoy is perphaps Troubetzkoy's best known model. In 1899 the sculptor persuaded the famous Russian author to sit for his portrait. During a two-week stay at Tolstoy's estate of Yasnaya Polyana, Troubetzkoy made four variant portraits: a model and life-size versions of the bust and two equestrian portraits. All the portraits were exhibited at the Venice International Exhibition in 1899 and in the following year at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Similar models of Tolstoy were exhibited: London, Hayward Gallery, The Twilight of the Tsars, 7th March-19th May 1991, ill. p.177 London, Royal Academy, 1900: Art at the Crossroads, January-3rd April 2000 Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou and Moscow, Pushkin Museum, Paris-Moscow 1900-1930, 3rd June-4th October 1981.