1818, Astrakhan - 1927, Leningrad

Portrait of René Nothaft


  • pastel on canvas. 133 x 115
  • Ж-1877

  • Пост. в 1922 от Ф. Ф. Нотгафта, Петроград

Laconic sculptural forms, austere draughtsmanship and light tones were all features of Boris Kustodiev’s Neoclassical quests of the 1910s. René Nothaft (née Kestlin) often sat for the artist, who was drawn to the Swisswoman’s original beauty and grace. She was married to his friend Fyodor (Friedrich) Nothaft, a leading Russian collector and publisher who later worked at the Hermitage.

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