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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)
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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)

Self-portrait

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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)
Self-portrait
signed in Cyrillic ‘N Goncharova’ (lower right); with Prince Argoutinsky-Dolgoroukoff collection stamp (lower left)
pencil on paper
10 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (27.1 x 21.2 cm.)
Provenance
Prince Wladimir Argoutinsky-Dolgoroukoff (1875-1941).
Collection Alexandre Djanchieff.
By descent to the present owner.

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Prince Wladimir Argoutinsky-Dolgoroukoff was a relative of Alexandre Djanchieff and an important collector with particular expertise in Russian drawings. He studied in Tiflis, St Petersburg and Oxford, entered the diplomatic service and was second secretary at the Russian Embassy in Paris. During the Russian Revolution, the prince worked at St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum under the supervision of his friend Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) before settling in France in 1921.

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