MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 27-30 May 2012

27 May 2012

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Portrait of Lucien Guitry

* 255. MAKOVSKY, KONSTANTIN (1839-1915)

Portrait of Lucien Guitry .

Oil on canvas, 64 by 51 cm (oval).
25,000–35,000 GBP

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of André Bernard, France (stamp on the frame).

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited: Sacha Guitry et ses amis, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 30 September–27 October 1985, No. 451.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Sacha Guitry et ses amis, Paris, p. 80, No. 451, listed.

Lucien Guitry, born in Paris in 1860, was one of the greatest actors of his time. In 1885 he signed with the famous Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. While in the Russian capital he associated with the intellectual elite, becoming close friends with Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Guitry’s son Sacha was born in Russia and was named in honour of Tsar Alexander III.

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